Kerry's Line: Nah, I agree with Radley here. I believe that Kerry was trying to zing the president as being dumb with the "stuck in Iraq" line, just like he claims. Even Kerry's not enough of a tin ear to mean what his critics say he meant. Of course it was a painful line, and of course he proved himself the moron with this, but it really does look like just a flubbed joke to me.
And Radley is also right that the GOP trying to make Kerry's stumble carry water for them is plain silly.
Then again, I defended Dick Armey when he said "Barney Fag," so what the hell do I know?