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‘We R Stuck Hear N Irak’

Oct. 31, 2006: Democratic Sen. John Kerry warned students in a campaign speech that if they don’t study hard and get a good education, they might “get stuck in Iraq.”

The remark was interpreted by many veterans – including Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. – as a slam at military service, suggesting it’s a last refuge for the lazy and uneducated.

Within a day, a photo circulating the Internet showed soldiers holding a banner with intentional misspellings reading: “Halp Us Jon Carry – We R Stuck Hear N Irak.”

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