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Old 08-23-2008, 01:34 PM
 
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I was just trying to imagine how difficult it would be to choose a president if we did not have war heroes.
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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We've got plenty of actors, we could always select one of them.
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:50 PM
 
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No some of our best CIC's never served in the military, unless you want to credit Lincoln for his 90 days during the Blackhawk Wars.
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Old 08-23-2008, 02:30 PM
 
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Thank you Winter, I actually prefer my civilian government to be civiilians.
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Old 08-23-2008, 02:59 PM
 
Location: S.Florida
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Thank you Winter, I actually prefer my civilian government to be civiilians.

Mccain is a civilian. Are you saying because he was in military he wouldn't be a good Pres?

That's like some saying he would be a good Pres because he was.

It doesn't make a difference one way or another . Cheney wasn't in the military .

Would you prefer him as Pres over Mccain ? heehee
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Old 08-23-2008, 05:08 PM
 
Location: New Hampsha
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actually you have to be a POW to become president. also being an idiot and crashing planes helps
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Old 08-23-2008, 11:29 PM
 
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Mccain is a civilian. Are you saying because he was in military he wouldn't be a good Pres?

That's like some saying he would be a good Pres because he was.

It doesn't make a difference one way or another . Cheney wasn't in the military .

Would you prefer him as Pres over Mccain ? heehee
I prefer that the mindset of the president be for the civilian population. I am tired of answer to every question being , I am a better American because I was in the military. Actually, because of the job we ask the military to do, there is a necessary tunnel vision that develops, so no , I am not all that enthused with career military taking on the presidency. A few years and out, ok.
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Old 08-23-2008, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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I prefer that the mindset of the president be for the civilian population. I am tired of answer to every question being , I am a better American because I was in the military. Actually, because of the job we ask the military to do, there is a necessary tunnel vision that develops, so no , I am not all that enthused with career military taking on the presidency. A few years and out, ok.
Folks in the military generally make significant sacrifices in their personal lives. The compensation isn't all that great either, and the working conditions...

It isn't a requirement, but I certainly wouldn't view one who made these sacrifices in a negative light. All things being equal, it is a plus in my book.

It is certainly nothing to be dismissive about. If you like the other guy, fine. I always admire those who sacrificed and served. Much wisdom can be obtained from the experience.
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Old 08-24-2008, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Eastern Shore
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I prefer that the mindset of the president be for the civilian population. I am tired of answer to every question being , I am a better American because I was in the military. Actually, because of the job we ask the military to do, there is a necessary tunnel vision that develops, so no , I am not all that enthused with career military taking on the presidency. A few years and out, ok.

But didn't you say just the other day that you walked the walk because YOU work for the DoD? I rest much easier knowing that you as a sand crab took an oath to defend the country from enemies foreign and domestic........oh wait, nevermind.
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Old 08-24-2008, 12:19 AM
 
Location: southern california
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no but being perpetually at war means you will have lots of friends in DOD and competence will be of little or importance.
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