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Newt, Romney and Obama; Military Service and Draft

I wrote this awhile back...

Newt Gingrich

Wants to attack Iran "Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said as president he’d order covert operations to stop the Iranian regime from building nuclear weapons, with options including “taking out their scientists” and “breaking the regime and bringing it down.”And he added, “all of it (is) deniable,” that is, he as president would deny that the United States was behind the operations."

On the Draft; “I propose that we take the World War II model of the selective service program,” Gingrich said, according to Yahoo News. “In World War II, local community citizens judged who ought to be drafted and who shouldn’t . . . . It requires trusting citizens rather than bureaucrats. It’s a jury system for local communities,” Gingrich said.

Military Service; Did Not Serve - some say dodged the draft

Wants to strengthen the Patriot Act and take away more liberty (all hail the government saviors)

Mitt Romney

Wants to keep troops in Iraq

Wants to attack Iran without Congressional approval - said he would be "willing to take military action to prevent Iran from building nuclear weapons."

Military Service; Did Not Serve - but got a draft deferral from the Mormon Church to do missionary work in France during the Vietnam War

Supported extension of the Patriot Act

Barack Obama

His Campaign promise to end the war in Iraq being the first thing he would do has still not been accomplished and he has sent in about 40,000 more troops into Afghanistan and bombing Pakistan via drones. He says that going after Al Qaeda in Pakistan is not Bush-style invasion. Now 170 million Pakistanis hate us because of the hundreds of drone strikes that 140 innocent civilians for 1 CIA-alleged terrorist killed.  No blowback there.

Draft; Register women for draft, but not for combat

Military Service; Did Not Serve

Extended the Patriot Act

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