Back during the Vietnam era, when Wonker was in college, it was clear to many of us that the real reason for attending college was to hold on to your student draft deferment, the better to avoid getting shipped off to the Vietnam War. Grades, for D-student Kerry ("dumber than Bush") and others like him were clearly a secondary concern. And the politically-minded Kerry was clever enough to get himself a plum, short assignment in 'Nam, not much more challenging than the one the Dems excoriated Bush for obtaining.
Meanwhile, as Kerry put on his brief show in 'Nam, his favorite party people, the Democrats, were working hard, even then, to lose the bloody Vietnam War, one of many proxy wars against the Communists, by their usual tactic of cutting and running. The press loves to bleat on about how we "lost" Vietnam. I've always said we fought it to a draw, but that the Democrats, not our brave soldiers, "lost" it in the halls of Congress as part of a prized legacy that also involved deposing a sitting president. Clearly, Khomenei and his fellow Islamofascists were watching even then; and don't imagine that the 100+ GI's coming home this month in body bags from Iraq owe their untimely and unnecessary deaths precisely because of this.
John Kerry, in a pre-election gift to Republican candidates everywhere, shows why neither he nor his recidivist party—which also cut and ran from Somalia a bit over 10 years ago—can ever again be taken seriously. Some 30 years after a Democratic majority in Congress engineered the Vietnam "defeat" that even today inspires the Islamofascists, they're at it again, which gives hope and comfort to the enemy. Just as it did to Ho Chi Minh. This is treasonous. But no one seems to care. Being a Democrat is never having to say you're sorry.
(Hat tip to Instapundit, who has more at the end of his post.
UPDATE: The American Legion weighs in:
"INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 31 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The National Commander of The American Legion called on Sen. John Kerry to apologize for suggesting that American troops in Iraq are uneducated. As a constituent of Senator Kerry's I am disappointed. As leader of The American Legion, I am outraged," said National Commander Paul A. Morin. "A generation ago, Sen. Kerry slandered his comrades in Vietnam by saying that they were rapists and murderers. It wasn't true then and his warped view of today's heroes isn't true now."