No thread on this yet? Kerry's aide says that Kerry's line was "mangled in delivery" and was supposed to be, "I can't overstress the importance of a great education. Do you know where you end up if you don't study, if you aren't smart, if you're intellectually lazy? You end up getting us stuck in a war in Iraq." Regardless of whether that's true or not, I can't understand the cult of soldier-worship in America. I have nothing against soldiers, but there seems to be a sense in the US that if you don't basically fall down on your knees and kiss the ground soldiers walk on you're pure evil. I don't get it, myself.