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Draft Dodger and Chickenhawk

Mitt is all for war as long as it's other people and their children who fight, while he plays arm chair general.

Mitt Romney, incredibly, was able to avoid serving in Vietnam because he was on his Mormon mission, driving around the French countryside. (The Mormon church defined missions -- which all good young Mormon men go on -- as a form of priesthood.) In fact, not one of Romney's five sons has served in the military either, despite Mitt arguing for U.S. military involvement in Iraq and elsewhere.

Even more outrageously, when he was asked to justify this hypocrisy, Romney claimed that his sons were serving the country by driving Winnebagos around Iowa and campaigning for him.


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You don't need to be in the military

and neither do your children. It's voluntary. There is no shame in not serving in the military. I advise NOT serving in the military. Does the gov't own Mitt's sons? And even though Mormons are deceived about their religion and their holy underwear, it is their right to go on missions, even when there is a draft. Do you support the draft? (I'd be on a mission, too.)

I agree with you, but

I personally think every candidate for President should be required to have military service. Commander in Chief in an apron wielding a spoon--doesn't work for me.

No way!

I say that as an ex-air nat'l guardsman and AFROTC cadet.
Little dictator :)

I absolutely agree with you.

I absolutely agree with you. This argument only works with the hawks. As for freedom loving Americans, we differ in our opinions.

"The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory is that conspiracy theorists actually believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is chaotic..." —Alan Moore

If military service were a requirement to run

for president, since the person elected would also be commander in chief, there would be only two candidates running... McCain and Ron Paul.

McCain's claim to fame is that he was a POW, he's built a whole carerr on it. Yet he apparently, had no compassion for his fellow POW"s, after he came home and was elected to Congress. http://www.vietnamveteransagainstjohnmccain.com/

What I find amazing is how he still was allowed to remain in the Navy after he crashed four very expensive jets, before he ever made it to Vietnam. Maybe it had something to do with his father being an Admiral?

And what happens when he finally makes it to Vietnam...

Makes you wonder whether he was actually shot down or he just had a problem keeping his plane in the air.

If he hadn't been a POW, he never would have distinguished himself as a pilot... not with his flying record.

I've seen a video

That his POW status is very questionable also. Said that he was given privileges and a nurse (girlfriend type) and told things he shouldn't tell to get special treatment and that they never had to lay a hand on him. True, or not, I imagine we will hear more about it soon if necessary. This video was by an officer who was there and watching.