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Old 02-24-2012, 08:47 AM
 
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He thinks we need to stop sticking our nose in the affairs of other nations.

Why Does the Military Love Ron Paul? | Mother Jones
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Montgomery Village
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Because they don't like fighting wars?
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:50 AM
 
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Because they don't like fighting wars?
Needless, wars of aggression on Israel's behalf...yes.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Because they don't like fighting wars?
No because Ron Paul realizes that a military's first duty is national defense and not nation building.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Needless, wars of aggression on Israel's behalf...yes.
So now all wars are a vast evil conspiracy because the government is run by Israel?

Wow, I thought we were past that antisemtic nonsense.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, California
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I'm not sure why though the UCMJ clearly states that the military is not to support any political candidate whatsoever. To do so is a violation as such and people can be and have been dishonorably discharged or at the very least been brought up to Captain's Mast because of it (in the Navy anyway).
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Wow, criticize the endless and un-winnable wars in The Middle East and you are instantly labeled an Anti-Semite. Who is the real bigot?

Last I checked Jewish (and all) people had a wonderful country to live safely in and it is called The United States of America. The preservation of this ideal should be the first priority of all Americans, not to contol powers and foreign policy of an apartheid state 1000's of Miles away. FWIW I believe we control Israel's affairs too much-Not the other way around. Netanyahu has even said this himself.
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:53 PM
 
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No because Ron Paul realizes that a military's first duty is national defense and not nation building.
This
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Reality
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Because he's right and honest.
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Exeter, NH
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Because they have to pass basic intelligence tests to get into the military (yes, even the foot soldiers).
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