“You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and
do your homework, and make an effort to be smart, uh, you can do well.
If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.
“–Senator John Kerry 2006

In President Obama’s tradition of finding the wrong person for the job, word has leaked out that he is considering Senator John Kerry as his next Secretary of Defense

President Obama is considering asking Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) to serve as his next defense secretary, part of an extensive rearrangement of his national security team that will include a permanent replacement for former CIA director David H. Petraeus.

Although Kerry is thought to covet the job of secretary of state, senior administration officials familiar with the transition planning said that nomination will almost certainly go to Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

….But administration officials, one of whom described Kerry as a “war hero,” said his qualifications for the defense job included not only his naval service in Vietnam but also his knowledge of the budget and experience in the diplomacy that has increasingly become a part of the defense portfolio. They said the Democrats’ retention of the Senate majority, with a net gain of two seats, in last week’s election provided a cushion that allowed them to consider Kerry’s departure from the chamber.

Kerry’s 2006 statement that our troops were stupid wasn’t his only slander of the heroes who serve. Like when he came back from Vietnam

” … They told the stories at times they had personally raped, cut off
ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human
genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies,
randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of
Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and
generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam in addition to the
normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which
is done by the applied bombing power of this country.”

 Or when he said a similar thing about our soldiers in Iraq:

And there is no reason, Bob, that young
American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead
of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort
of the customs of the – of – the historical customs, religious customs.”

How can someone who thinks our troops are idiots, and war criminals run the Defense Department? Only in Obama’s America.