The actor who played Col. Klink, Mr. Klemperer said
“the show was never intended to be viewed in a serious light. Whenever anyone tries to overanalyze ‘Hogan Heroes’ I merely tell them that it was a funny show, a wonderful show, and I’m very proud of it. And that’s the end of that”.Mr. Klemperer’s own Jewish family escaped from Germany in the 1930’s.
While Coleen Rowley’s campaign immediately took the photo down when informed of it and called Kline personally to apologize, Kline has distorted the incident hoping to deflect from his own lack of leadership and general dekline by over stating:
"Rowley personally apologize to him and to every veteran"How convenient that Kline paints all veterans with him on this. So I went to my husband, a Vietnam veteran, and asked him if he was offended. This is what he had to say:
“I’m offended by John Kline’s immediate and succinct reaction to such a minor event while soldiers continue to die in Iraq due to the lack of adequate armor. I’m outraged that Kline can take the time to use this for his own ends while not drawing attention to the fact that every day American veterans are having their benefits cut, are being denied proper health care, their families are having to use food stamps and aren’t having their basic needs met even while risking thier lives for our county.”Perhaps the intern made the honest mistake of thinking of Kline as Klink...wonder why?