It would have been better if we had gotten a "I was wrong. I am sorry." Everyone in the military knows that you OWN your mistakes.
Here is what John Kerry released today:
As a combat veteran, I want to make it clear to anyone in uniform and to their loved ones: my poorly stated joke at a rally was not about, and never intended to refer to any troop.
I sincerely regret that my words were misinterpreted to wrongly imply anything negative about those in uniform, and I personally apologize to any service member, family member, or American who was offended.
It is clear the Republican Party would rather talk about anything but their failed security policy. I don’t want my verbal slip to be a diversion from the real issues. I will continue to fight for a change of course to provide real security for our country, and a winning strategy for our troops.
Personally, I don't think that I "misinterpreted" anything. I hate these qualified "if I offended you, I'm sorry" non-apologies. I'm sick of victimization like that. Dude, you suck. Admit it.
Troops (especially, you all overseas), what do you think about the apology?
Good enough, or he still thinks you're all idiots for serving, or not contrite?
His apology has been issued. Do you accept it?