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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 1 decade ago

Dems Show Support For Vets.?

After the former repub congress quit allowing the VA and American Legion to speak before the house concerning budgets for Vets, Nancy Pelosi said that the now Dem congress would bring the Vets back so they could be heard. Now, what do you all think about that??? Who can say that the Dems don't care about our Vets???? The repubs cut them off, the Dems brought them back.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Well, this might have something to do with it.

    MILITARY SERVICE RECORDS:

    DEMOCRATS:

    Richard Gephardt: Air National Guard, 1965-71.

    David Bonior: Staff Sgt., Air Force 1968-72.

    Tom Daschle: 1st Lt., Air Force SAC 1969-72.

    Al Gore: enlisted Aug. 1969; sent to Vietnam Jan. 1971 as an army journalist in

    20th Engineer Brigade.

    Bob Kerrey: Lt. j.g . Navy 1966-69; Medal of Honor, Vietnam.

    Daniel Inouye: Army 1943-47; Medal of Honor, WWII.

    John Kerry: Lt., Navy 1966-70; Silver Star,Bronze Star with Combat V, Purple

    Hearts.

    Charles Rangel: Staff Sgt., Army 1948-52; Bronze Star, Korea.

    Max Cleland: Captain, Army 1965-68; Silver Star & Bronze Star, Vietnam.

    Paraplegic from war injuries. Served in Congress.

    Ted Kennedy: Army, 1951-53.

    Tom Harkin: Lt., Navy, 1962-67; Naval Reserve, 1968-74.

    Jack Reed: Army Ranger, 1971-1979; Captain, Army Reserve 1979-91.

    Fritz Hollings: Army officer in WWII; Bronze Star and seven campaign ribbons.

    Leonard Boswell: Lt. Col., Army 1956-76; Vietnam, DFCs, Bronze Stars,and

    Soldier's Medal.

    Pete Peterson: Air Force Captain, POW. Purple Heart, Silver Star and Legion of

    Merit.

    Mike Thompson: Staff sergeant, 173rd Airborne, Purple Heart.

    Bill McBride: Candidate for Fla. Governor. Marine in Vietnam; Bronze Star with

    Combat V.

    Gray Davis: Army Captain in Vietnam, Bronze Star.

    Pete Stark: Air Force 1955-57

    Chuck Robb: Vietnam

    Howell Heflin: Silver Star

    George McGovern: Silver Star & DFC during WWII.

    Bill Clinton: Did not serve. Student deferments. Entered draft but received #311.

    Jimmy Carter: Seven years in the Navy.

    Walter Mondale: Army 1951-1953

    John Glenn: WWII and Korea; six DFCs and AirMedal with 18 Clusters.

    Tom Lantos: Served in Hungarian underground in WWII. Saved by Raoul Wallenberg.

    REPUBLICANS (and these are the guys sending people to war):

    Dick Cheney: did not serve. Several deferments, the last by marriage.

    Dennis Hastert: did not serve.

    Tom Delay: did not serve.

    Roy Blunt: did not serve.

    Bill Frist: did not serve.

    Mitch McConnell: did not serve.

    Rick Santorum: did not serve.

    Trent Lott: did not serve.

    John Ashcroft: did not serve. Seven deferments to teach business.

    Jeb Bush: did not serve.

    Karl Rove: did not serve.

    Saxby Chambliss: did not serve. "Bad knee."! The man who attacked Max Cleland's

    patriotism.

    Paul Wolfowitz: did not serve.

    Vin Weber: did not serve.

    Richard Perle: did not serve.

    Douglas Feith: did not serve.

    Eliot Abrams: did not serve.

    Richard Shelby: did not serve.

    Jon Kyl: did not serve.

    Tim Hutchison: did not serve.

    Christopher Cox: did not serve.

    Newt Gingrich: did not serve.

    Don Rumsfeld: served in Navy (1954-57) as flight instructor.

    George W. Bush: failed to complete his six-year National Guard; got assigned to

    Alabama so he could campaign for family friend running for U.S. Senate.

    Ronald Reagan: due to poor eyesight, served in a non-combat role making movies.

    B-1 Bob Dornan: Consciously enlisted after fighting was over in Korea.

    Phil Gramm: did not serve.

    John McCain: Vietnam POW, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit,Purple Heart

    and Distinguished Flying Cross.

    Dana Rohrabacher: did not serve.

    John M. McHugh: did not serve.

    JC Watts: did not serve.

    Jack Kemp: did not serve. "Knee problem, " although continued in NFL for 8 years

    as quarterback.

    Dan Quayle: Journalism unit of the Indiana National Guard.

    Rudy Giuliani: did not serve.

    George Pataki: did not serve.

    Spencer Abraham: did not serve.

    John Engler: did not serve.

    Lindsey Graham: National Guard lawyer.

    Arnold Schwarzenegger: AWOL from Austrian army base.

    PUNDITS and PREACHERS:

    Sean Hannity: did not serve.

    Rush Limbaugh: did not serve (4-F with a 'pilonidal cyst.')

    Bill O'Reilly: did not serve.

    Michael Savage: did! not serve.

    George Will: did not serve.

    Chris Matthews: did not serve.

    Paul Gigot: did not serve.

    Bill Bennett: did not serve.

    Pat Buchanan: did not serve.

    John Wayne: did not serve.

    Bill Kristol: did not serve.

    Kenneth Starr: did not serve.

    Antonin Scalia: did not serve.

    Clarence Thomas: did not serve.

    Ralph Reed: did not serve.

    Michael Medved: did not serve.

    Charlie Daniels: did not serve.

    Ted Nugent: did not serve. (He only shoots at things that don't shoot back.)

    "If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them." --Adlai Stevenson

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    <---- US Army Vet

    Active duty 1986-1989 Ft. Bragg, NC

    Active Reserves 1989-1994 Athens, GA

    AND A PROUD DEMOCRAT!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Politicians on both sides care about vetreans. There is no one side that has amonopoly on that. There are many veterans in Congress, in both parties. A lot of what is reported and said is political posturing. Business as usual.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hmmm. You do know the reason our troops didn't have all the proper gear was due to Clinton's cutting of funding right?

    And that more troops died under Clinton's reign than under W's right? That's even with LESS troops during the Clinton years.

    There is NOTHING I"d love more than for them to hear from troops that have had their boots on the ground telling them we need to be there and finish. As long as they don't only choose the troops that don't want to be there (which the news does a great job of that - they don't show the people that want to be there - and want to finish the job - they don'[t show the ones that are MAD cause they can't deploy with their unit....)

    Source(s): Bwah - if you can vote against Trent Lott. He comes from a family of alcoholics and abusers. Trust me. I know their family.
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  • 1 decade ago

    Your damn straight they do. Hey shorty, what you say may be true, but please post a link to substantiate your claim. And since Bush started this illegal war, isn't it up to him and the GOP to make sure our soldiers are properly equipped? The fact that you or anybody would blame Clinton is quite laughable.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Do a little research before you run your mouth off on something you apparently know nothing about. Under the Bush administration funding to the VA has increased significantly over the preceeding Clinton years.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yES THEY SURE DID

    DEMS ALWAYS HELP THE UNDERDOGS, OR THE NEEDY OR OUR SOLDIERS

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