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Old 05-29-2007, 11:51 PM
 
Location: USA
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Thanks for posting this info. It's good to see that our men in uniform protecting our nation aren't from one single political party, or out for their own political gain.


I agree. Thanks!
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:42 PM
 
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I find it amazing that the American media does not give much coverage to a higher percentage of Democrat and Republican politician's sons that are serving or have served in the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars!
This is a higher percenatage of U.S. Politicians with sons in the military than the general U.S. population!


Talk about a personal decision. Amazing young men, who could have done anything with their lives, but have chosen to join the U.S. Military.




*Senator Tim Johnson (D- South Dakota)
(son, Brooks, Served in Iraq and Afghanistan Wars and now works as an Army recruiter. )
Conflict with Iraq: Some members of Congress have great personal interest in the war






*Former Senator & Attorney General John ******** (R- MO)
His son, Andy, is in the Navy and has served in the GulF in support of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars.
This is a little known fact, because ******** did not want to bring unwanted attention to his son and of course the left-leaning media never did a story on it, because that would hurt their agenda of hurting him.

fahrenheit fact: Fahrenheit Fact no. 14: Legislative sons in active service

Atlas Shrugs: Dinner with John ********






*Senator Christopher Bond (R - Missouri)
(son, Sam, is in the U.S. Marines and is currently serving in IRAQ.)
Kit Bond’s son leaves for Iraq Marine duty (http://www.showmenews.com/2005/Feb/20050223News028.asp - broken link)






*Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-California)
(son, Duane, is a U.S. Marine and Served in IRAQ)
Serving on two fronts | The San Diego Union-Tribune






Rep. Joe Wilson (R-South Carolina)
(Three sons in military:

*Alan is a captain in the Army National Guard served in IRAQ,

*Addison is serving in the Navy,

*Julian is in the Army National Guard)

USATODAY.com - For a few in Congress, war is family concern







Senator elect James Webb (D- WV)
Son is a U.S. Marine and serving in Iraq.
Troop Push Is Personal For McCain - washingtonpost.com






Senator John McCain (R- AZ)
Son is a U.S. Marine serving in Iraq War.
Troop Push Is Personal For McCain - washingtonpost.com






Rep. John Kline, (R-Minn)
(son, Dan, is a Black Hawk Helicopter pilot in the 101st Airborne and serving in IRAQ)
Power Line: A message from the Kline campaign (http://powerlineblog.com/archives/012218.php - broken link)







*Senator Joseph Biden (D- Delaware)
( has a son who is a Lawyer and a First Lieutenant in the Delaware Army National Guard.)
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Rep. Jim Saxton (D- NJ)
nephew, a Marine rifleman, served in Iraq.
USATODAY.com - For a few in Congress, war is family concern





*Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-Colorado)
(son, John, serving in the Navy and sent to Iraq)
FOXNews.com - Handful of Lawmakers Send Their Kids to War - Politics | Republican Party | Democratic Party | Political Spectrum






*Rep. Ike Skelton (R-Missouri)
(has a son serving in Army serving in Iraq)

Serving on two fronts | The San Diego Union-Tribune





*Rep. Todd Akin (R-Missouri)
(has a son, Perry, in the Marine Corps who is a combat engineer serving in Iraq.)
Serving on two fronts | The San Diego Union-Tribune



John McCain's support of the troops Surge has actually sent his own son, Jimmy, to Baghdad.


Troop Push Is Personal For McCain - washingtonpost.com
How did you come to the conclusion that politicians have a higher number of kids serving than the general public?
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:49 PM
 
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Good post! I always thought the senators would prevent their children from joining or at least put them on paper-pusher positions. I respect them more if they voted for something and had something at stake!
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Old 03-15-2009, 03:11 PM
 
Location: USA
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How did you come to the conclusion that politicians have a higher number of kids serving than the general public?
What???

I said a "higher percentage" of U.S. Politician's sons have served in the Iraq or Afghanistan Wars.


Less than 1 percent of the U.S. Population has served in Iraq.

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"While veterans of World War II represented 12 percent of the U.S. population, less than 1 percent of the current population has served in Iraq and Afghanistan."
Ad Council : News Detail (http://www.adcouncil.org/newsDetail.aspx?id=251 - broken link)


The number of Senator's sons who have served in the Iraq or Afghanistan Wars is more than 7%.
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Old 03-15-2009, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Bidens is serving in Iraq


Palns son is as well
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Bidens is serving in Iraq

Let's just hope his son doesn't shoot off his mouth like his dad. "Which way do we go George, which way do we goooo?"
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