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Old 10-23-2012, 07:04 PM   #171
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Default Re: presidential debate

Originally Posted by Atlanta Dan View Post
Obama wasn't the one claiming he often thought of serving in Vietnam while rolling up the student deferments

My point is that the GOP talks a tough game about supporting the military and had great fun about Clinton being a draft dodger but its leadership that had a chance to serve in the military took a pass - in addition to Romney being indifferent to serving in Vietnam before he suddenly remembered he longed to serve around the time he was ramping up his 2008 campaign for President we had known tough guy Dick Cheney

Cheney's Five Draft Deferments During the Vietnam Era Emerge as a Campaign Issue

Mr. Cheney this week again questioned the credentials of Senator John Kerry and his ability to be commander in chief. Mr. Kerry, who was decorated in Vietnam and has made his service there a central element of his campaign, fired back.

Putting Mr. Cheney's record in the spotlight, Mr. Kerry said that he "got every deferment in the world and decided he had better things to do."

[cheney] told the Washington Post that he had sought his deferments because "I had other priorities in the 60's than military service."

If you are going to talk the talk then walk the walk - otherwise these chicken hawks
should have a cup of STFU rather than prance around and claim their selfless devotion to the military which they regard as the hired help
It's not just one side thats doing so. Thinking otherwise is swift boat thinking. As far as the military goes which way do you think their going to vote?

Military Times Poll: Romney bests Obama, 2-1

The professional core of the U.S. military overwhelmingly favors Mitt Romney over President Obama in the upcoming election — but not because of any particular military issues, according to a new poll of more than 3,100 active and reserve troops.

Respondents rated the economy and the candidates’ character as their most important considerations and all but ignored the war in Afghanistan as an issue of concern.

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