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Re: We're All But Done
« Reply #1410 on: October 27, 2012, 10:45:26 PM »

Barack Obama fought on the streets of Chicago organizing for Acorn.

He should get some medals for that - don't you think?
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Re: We're All But Done
« Reply #1411 on: October 27, 2012, 11:05:30 PM »

Hmmm....

Exactly how many wars did Barrack Obama fight in?







Yeah, that's what I thought.   8*

 8* 8* Obama was 8 years old during the height of the vietnam war.  :-\  :-\

But he really wanted to go.  ;D
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Re: We're All But Done
« Reply #1412 on: October 27, 2012, 11:13:47 PM »

So you are all down on Bill Clinton too I assume?

Did Clinton support the Vietnam war?
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Re: We're All But Done
« Reply #1413 on: October 27, 2012, 11:15:01 PM »

Hmmm....

Exactly how many wars did Barrack Obama fight in?

Well since Obama was between 6 and 11 during Vietnam I think you have every right to lambast him for not volunteering.







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Re: We're All But Done
« Reply #1414 on: October 27, 2012, 11:42:47 PM »

I never mentioned Vietnam, but thank you for answering my question.
How old was Obama during the Gulf War?


Yeah, that's what I thought.

Here's another one...

Did Obama serve in the military AT ALL?

No, I'm not talking about when he was in diapers. I mean after he turned 18.
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Re: We're All But Done
« Reply #1415 on: October 27, 2012, 11:46:07 PM »

I never mentioned Vietnam, but thank you for answering my question.
How old was Obama during the Gulf War?


Yeah, that's what I thought.

Here's another one...

Did Obama serve in the military AT ALL?

No, I'm not talking about when he was in diapers. I mean after he turned 18.

He was well past the age of usual recruits for both enlisted and officers.
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Re: We're All But Done
« Reply #1416 on: October 28, 2012, 08:07:16 AM »

He was well past the age of usual recruits for both enlisted and officers.

Wrong.

He just turned 29 years old when the Gulf War started.

He could easily have joined the Army or the Navy, with no prior military service.

Or he could have joined ANY of the Military Reserves.

But he DIDN'T.

I don't fault him for that - it was his choice.  I think his scrawny little body would have made a very poor soldier, anyways.

But DON'T slam Romney for the same damn reason!  THAT'S my point!
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Re: We're All But Done
« Reply #1417 on: October 28, 2012, 08:35:29 AM »

Did Clinton support the Vietnam war?

Slick Willy supported Slick Willy.

Why is it Liberals make an issue of the Republican Candidates lack of military service, but are willing to give their candidate a free pass?

Let me guess - cause it is only evil Republicans that send people off to war.  Democrats are all about love and peace.

Is that is?
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« Reply #1418 on: October 28, 2012, 10:53:31 AM »

He was well past the age of usual recruits for both enlisted and officers.

I do not believe a prerequisite for being President is to have served in the Military.  As a vet, I like knowing the person respects the Military - irregardless of if they served or not. 

In President Clinton's case - I could never really reconcile the "I loath the military" letter he wrote while he was a Rhodes Scholar.  But, in general I think he did a fine job as commander in chief. 

Pres. Obama would have been within age range during the Gulf War - he is only 51today and for both Officers and Enlisted the maximum age is 35, meaning at the time he would have been 29 .  Besides that he would have been, most likely, an officer with the JAG as he was an attorney.  He made a choice not to serve and he has the right.  It is one that those who do chose to serve protect, freedom of choice. 
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Re: We're All But Done
« Reply #1419 on: October 28, 2012, 10:55:51 AM »

I'll try and explain it real simple like.

Support war encouraging others to go but don't go yourself = bad

Don't support war, don't go = ok
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« Reply #1420 on: October 28, 2012, 11:08:49 AM »

I'll try and explain it real simple like.

Support war encouraging others to go but don't go yourself = bad

Don't support war, don't go = ok

I don't know if it really is that simple.  My girlfriends father very much wanted to serve during the Vietnam conflict but could not because of reasons beyond his control.  I take no issue with that.  I went to HS with a guy that wanted very much to join the Military but he was the last male in his family and his parents had recently died - he was disqualified because of this.  Again, I have no troubles with this. 

I believe that Military service is a difficult choice but if it is one that "fits" the individual than so be it.  If by chance the choice does not "fit" for them and they still honor and respect those in service, then wonderful. 

I think this, as an issue, is being raised by some only because Gov. Romney did not serve in the Military.  I don't know what was in his heart at the time but know that if his heart was not into being in the service I am glad he did not go - he would have most likely been a liability if he did not want to be there.  The same holds true, IMO, for Pres. Obama, VP Biden and Sen. Ryan. 
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« Reply #1421 on: October 28, 2012, 11:50:45 AM »

Wrong.

He just turned 29 years old when the Gulf War started.

He could easily have joined the Army or the Navy, with no prior military service.

Or he could have joined ANY of the Military Reserves.

But he DIDN'T.

I don't fault him for that - it was his choice.  I think his scrawny little body would have made a very poor soldier, anyways.

But DON'T slam Romney for the same damn reason!  THAT'S my point!

I will slam him for carrying signs supporting the war but doing everything he could to not serve.
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« Reply #1422 on: October 28, 2012, 12:22:26 PM »

I will slam him for carrying signs supporting the war but doing everything he could to not serve.

I respect your view but wonder, do you believe anyone carrying a sign which supports our troops who maybe in harms way while not serving themselves are wrong and deserving of consternation? 

 
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« Reply #1423 on: October 28, 2012, 12:26:15 PM »

I respect your view but wonder, do you believe anyone carrying a sign which supports our troops who maybe in harms way while not serving themselves are wrong and deserving of consternation?

Everyone should support our troops not matter if the war is justified or not. 
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Re: We're All But Done
« Reply #1424 on: October 28, 2012, 12:34:18 PM »

Everyone should support our troops not matter if the war is justified or not. 

If that is the case then Gov. Romney's support for the Military during Vietnam was acceptable, no? 



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