Oct 31 2006

Graham says Kerry Should Apologize for Comment

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement in response to comments from Senator John Kerry (D-Massachusetts). Yesterday Senator Kerry said, “You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq.” Graham responded: “I very much appreciate Senator Kerry’s service to our nation, but I think it would be appropriate for him to apologize for his comments about our service members in Iraq. “His comments could only be taken as an insult to our military members and their families who have chosen to serve in Iraq. The Armed Forces of 2006 are made up of the brightest, most dedicated young men and women to ever serve our nation. They understand that terrorism has to be fought, not appeased. “These comments are beneath Senator Kerry. I hope he will correct the record.” #####