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Old 04-07-2013, 03:57 PM
 
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We've been in military conflict after military conflict the last couple of decades. I always liked the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, and I bet that his being general in WW2 considerably influenced who he was as a politician.

...Besides McCain and Ron Paul, I can't seem to recall people who had a shot at the presidency that had a distinguished military career recently. A military career can bring experience in foreign policy, among other things..
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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I hope this country never has another war vet for a president.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Probably in about 15-20 years when the barely 20s troops went to war and they get to that age of running for various offices before going for president.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:05 PM
 
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I hope this country never has another war vet for a president.
Why not?
George Washington was a war vet.

Although it's easy to see how a war vet can be someone with world domination in their sights, the better ones have had exceptional presidencies.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:05 PM
 
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that will depend on when a military leader decides to step up and make a run for office. there are some in lower offices who might make a run in a few years, we shall see.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:06 PM
 
Location: My little patch of Earth
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We currently have a golf vet in office.

Do we need anything more?
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:08 PM
 
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We currently have a golf vet in office.

Do we need anything more?
Yes.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:39 PM
 
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Well, there are Negative Wars - Wars undeclared by Congress;

And, there are Positive Wars - Wars declared by Congress.

Course then, there are Fiction Wars - Cancer, Poverty, Drugs, etc.

And finally, there are Real Wars - Where the U.S. is attacked but not by its design.

Wars of Resolution of Congress, are Unconstitutional Invasions of Foreign and Domestic territories (commonly known as war crimes).
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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We currently have a golf vet in office.

Do we need anything more?
No, Tiger Woods is not the President. But I'm sure they all look alike to you.
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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There's always some retired Generals who get into politics.
Who knows who the next one might be.
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