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illinoisprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:51 AM
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Prince Harry can go off to war and fight but, W couldn't???
what's wrong with this picture?
A prince. 3rd in line to the throne is going to Iraq with his unit and wants to fight.
W couldnt' even hack the champaign unit in the national guard.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:53 AM
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1. W or the Bushes fight for this country?
You got to be kidding?
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Patchuli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:58 AM
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2. Well, G.H.W. Bush did
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Ghost in the Machine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:05 AM
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3. I was going to point that fact out too... but I waited...
but, if we're going to make statements, we need to at least have the facts right. That's not a cutdown at Erika... I always read her threads with the updates on the numbers of our fallens soldiers. I don't know how she keeps it up, it's so damned depressing, yet vital for everyone to know. Keep up the good work, and thanks for what you do, Erika. :hi:

PEACE!

Ghost
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Patchuli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:10 AM
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5. Of course it wasn't a cut down of anyone
but I knew that about H.W. years ago because of his hypocrisy about hemp legalization. He was rescued from the drink after his plane went down with a hemp rope and given a dry hemp jumpsuit to put on! If it hadn't been an area of interest to me, I might not have known (or cared that) about ol' Poppy!
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caligirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:05 AM
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4. And had no qualm about using his position to keep a worthless SOB out
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 02:06 AM by caligirl
of a war he would have gone to, hence some other guy went in his place. Further, when GHWB went into the flight program he was 18 or 19, way younger than the guys they usually took who had about 2 years of college. He used his dad's connections to get into the flight program. true he did earn the rest. His son can't hold a candle to the McCain family history. the Bush's operate on nepotism and always have,
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Patchuli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:12 AM
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6. Totally agree
but my response was simply about H.W.'s military experience.
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Patchuli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:13 AM
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7. I can't believe the Brits would risk him
for Blair and W's mess.
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illinoisprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:16 AM
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8. It's true about HW
He did go during WWII. It's his indolent lazy son who didn't but, likes to tear down the character of vets.
However, I find it rather sad that a prince is going by choice and W couldn't even hack the national guard.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:27 AM
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9. Hey, Dubya valienty fought in the War on Drugs!
I mean, think about all of the cocaine he bravely threw himself on to keep it from getting in the hands of the children!

Oh, the children! The children! What about the children!?!?!?!?

:sarcasm: to the nth degree...
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illinoisprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:30 AM
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10. You can't beat hands on experience.
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