If more neo-cons would enlist in the military, would there be a need to lower the standards for enlistment?

And if they did, then maybe there are not as many neo-cons as we have been led to believe there are?

Oh, and by the way, I was in Iraq, March 2004 to March 2005, with the 39th Brigade, Arkansas Army National Guard.


I served the first time from 1972 to 1974., US Army Medic, Airborne, right out of high School. I tried the USMC, but I could read and write and I know who my daddy is. I then got out, went National Guard, so that I could serve, but stay at home to help my parents at home. I was MP for one year, then Special Forces for two years. Took a ten year break, re-uped for extra money and also to serve my country, if we had to go to war again. Desert Storm happened, and I served in Southwest Asia for eight months. Got out, went back to work. Through the Army National Guard I was able to support fire fighters when they fought forest fires, flood relief, and huricane relief. I then volunteered for OIF II, even though I was against it, because I am a meric, and saving lives is not about politics, it is about human decency. I was recently discharged because I am very simply to old according to the National Guard. I joined the guard, because we get to do a lot of things to help in the community.

Update 2:

Oh, by the way. I am voting for McCain if he gets the nomination. He is the only real veteran that is running. But, already, the neo-cons are starting to thrash his character, just like the last two presidential elections.

Update 3:

I did not like clinton. I never vote for non-veterans. I did not support any of his policies, except when he reduced government.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    They won't go

    They talk the talk but when it comes to walking the walk here's the truth


    * 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; failed to show up for required medical exam, disappeared from duty.

    * 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.

    * 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.

    * 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 & Preachers

    * Sean Hannity: did not serve.

    * Rush Limbaugh: did not serve (4-F with an 'anal 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.

  • 1 decade ago

    That was done during Vietnam....

    Many a judge would give a young man the option Army or Jail..

    As a result many who should have been in jail went into the service....

    Times were different during Vietnam as to what was acceptable and what was not acceptable in the Military. Most if not ALL of what was acceptable or over looked is not today...

    Which is why our ALL VOLUNTEER MILITARY is one of the BEST in the WORLD!!!

  • 1 decade ago

    I too wish that people actually knew where neo-con's came from. By the way the neo-con movement... started by democrats. "many of the movement's founders, originally liberals, Democrats or from socialist backgrounds, were new to conservatism". Get it? Neo Conservative. Neo as in new... and conservative meaning actually enjoying not getting brutally raped my the tax man and his commie friends. Oh and if being a neo-con pisses libs off even more than being a regular conservative count me in, one more thing I too enlisted in the Marines. You people make the baby Jesus cry.

  • 1 decade ago

    If you were in Iraq than you should have noticed that the majority of your fellow troops are Republicans.

    BTW - is there any reason you do not criticize Clinton for sending troops into combat when he never served?

    Source(s): And I served in Iraq myself.
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  • 1 decade ago

    Hey Above me, Where is John MCCain on your list? Try talking crap about him.


    Cool. Um.

    Traitor comes to mind? Why would you join comes to mind?

    I dont understand why people join the National Guard. I know for a fact they have LOW standards.

    Maybe you didnt want to goto Iraq? Maybe you needed some extra cash and some college money and thought, hey this would be a quick easy thing?

    I am a Neo-Con. I joined the Marine Corps. I had balls.

  • 1 decade ago

    Neo-con refers to a political ideology -- out of scope for this section of answers :-|

    Thank me very much.

    Best answer?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Most people who feel so strongly about the politics of this war feel they are too important to be a soldier... or they care more for their cush jobs than the nation's security (its hypocritical but everyone is a hypocrite); some are just cowards (but would we want the cowards in a combat situation?)... and some fight, but you are not going to find them here.

    And some are maybe too old (but then again, I see lots of 30-40 year olds being killed or wounded in combat service) so this can't be an excuse.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Majority of service personell are Republicans...or haven't chosen a side yet, sinec they are only voting for the first time..

    I spent my time in Hell..How about you?? Been there?? Didn't think so....

    If you weren't there....Shut the F*** up!!!!!!.

    Source(s): USMC VietNam 1967-1969
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I wish they would enlist, then they could see how bad it really is.

    I mean I don't know what is more painful fighting for your country and being shoot or being treated for the injury in a hospital that is below standards and lying there in pain because the government doesn't want to spend its money to assist you after you have put your life on the line for it.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


    Idiot.97% of the armed forces are republicans.

    Way to turn your back on your military brothers you fu**in coward.

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