Senator Kerry goes to meet troops and Iraqi leaders Ill highlight the passage i found telling: Still condescending to the troops. Now apparently the troops are too stupid to understand what he meant and he is going to apologize for them not understanding. Here is a crazy idea Kerry, instead of blaming others for not understanding. Apologize for being too stupid to say it right if you botched the "joke". Its just audacious that despite the fact that any mistake was clearly his whether he meant the insult or botched the joke, he is still trying to blame others.