Study a lot, work hard, and you'll do well. If you don't, then you'll wind up doing something dumb, like our "Dumb" president did, getting the country "stuck" in a difficult foreign war. Kerry's sneer wasn't intended for the troops. It was intended for Bush. Too bad it didn't come out that way. Tough luck, Johnny. Live by the nuance, and you die by the nuance. Which you just did. It was inevitable, really. Someone who spends as much time and energy crafting complex explanations for straightforward ideas instead of letting them stand on their own, is bound to do it wrong, sooner or later. Johnny, I guess you assumed that everyone hated Bush as completely as you and your whacko-left fringe do. And that any mention of "stuck in Iraq" would immediately direct everyone's outraged attention toward Bush, not to the troops who are actually "in Iraq", no matter how clumsily it was phrased. Maybe you forgot that you and your cohorts have been whining for years that our troops are where they shouldn't be - that they are the ones "stuck in Iraq". The short memories you've been depending on, just bit you in the rear. Not everybody immediately forgets what you've said in the past, and what it meant. And maybe you forgot that people are getting tired of your elaborate explanations that what you said, wasn't really what it sounded like, but really meant something different. With subtle explanations and nuances that have to be carefully placed and elaborated upon, to transmit the right impression to your listening audience. What a surprise, that not everybody fell in line with your auto-Bush-hating agenda and assumed you meant him. This incident doesn't show that Kerry hates the military. Other things show that. This incident shows that he is out of touch with what most people think of Bush... and of him. Pretty unpleasant surprise, wasn't it, Johnny?