On his visit to Iraq, Senator Kerry apparently got something like the silent treatment from the troops who are “stuck” there. WDAY’s Scott Hennen quotes a message from a friend serving in Iraq:
This is a true story….Check out this photo from our mess hall at the US Embassy yesterday morning. Sen. Kerry found himself all alone while he was over here. He cancelled his press conference because no one came, he worked out alone in the gym w/o any soldiers even going up to say hi or ask for an autograph (I was one of those who was in the gym at the same time), and he found himself eating breakfast with only a couple of folks who are obviously not troops.
What is amazing is Bill O’Reilly came to visit with us and the troops at the CSH the same day and the line for autographs extended through the palace and people waited for two hours to shake his hand. You decide who is more respected and loved by us servicemen and women!
Again I say…”GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!!”
I think it’s fair to say that the photo qualifies for consideration as part X of James Taranto’s series on the troops responding to Charles Rangel’s reiteration of John Kerry’s calumny (see today’s incredible part IX of Taranto’s series here).
UPDATE: Scott writes that he’ll be filling in for Sean Hannity on his radio show Wednesday and Thursday, and promises to talk about the photo. Scott is one of the best local talk radio hosts in the country. Check him out on the Hannity show this week.
JOHN adds: I suppose Kerry was able to console himself by remembering the warm reception he got in Syria.
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UPDATE: Various moonbats have questioned the provenance of this photograph on the ground that the EXIF data for the photo indicate that it was taken at 12:57 on January 9, 2006. Aha! say the moonbats. It’s a fraud! Only one problem: the photo couldn’t possibly have been taken on January 9, 2006. The EXIF data also say that it was taken with a ViviCam 8400, a model which wasn’t released until February 2006. Also, on January 9, 2006, John Kerry wasn’t eating with troops in Baghdad or anywhere else. According to the Associated Press, Kerry left on January 9 for a twelve-day trip to the Middle East. His first stop was London, but he didn’t have any appearances there until January 10, and that, according to the AP, was not with soldiers. At 12:57 on January 9, he was in transit between the U.S. and England, likely on an airplane over the Atlantic.
What happened, of course, was that the camera was new and its owner hadn’t set the time and date function.
This silly episode is a great illustration of the moonbat mentality. We’ll have more to say about it tomorrow.