"You Have to Care about the Lives of People"
"McCain was a fighter pilot, who dropped laser-guided missiles from 35,000 feet.," He was long gone when they hit. What happened when they (the missiles) get to the ground? He doesn't know. You have to care about the lives of people. McCain never gets into those issues," said Rockefeller, an Obama supporter.
I guess he forgot that McCain's father called in airstrikes on Hanoi when his son was a POW there. Or perhaps Rocky thought McCain Sr. didn't know what bombs do when they hit either.
In any case, Rockefeller decided to apologize.
"I made an inaccurate and wrong analogy, and I have extended my sincere apology to him," Rockefeller said in a statement. "While we differ a great deal on policy issues, I profoundly respect and appreciate his dedication to our country, and I regret my very poor choice of words."
If only John Kerry had had the sense to apologize to all the soldiers he slandered during the Vietnam war, calling them war criminals and rapists we might never have been a group called the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.
UPDATE: Michael Goldfarb takes a few laser-guided shots at Rockefeller's stupidity