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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:16 AM

Hey DU, don't forget Veterans Day Sunday.

Especially don't forget those poor draftees my age caught up in the Vietnam debacle. Also, and this is important, don't forget the repukes in Congress blocking Obama's job legislation for Veterans.

P.S. Let us not forget all the brave, patriotic, flag-waving draft dodgers we all know and love......Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Rielly, Tom Delay, Michael Savage, Mitch McConnell, John "The Boner", William Kristol, Fred Barnes, Roger Ailes, Donald Trump, Dick Cheney, Jeb and George W. Bush, Mitt Romney, and all the others.

Old Elwood
US Army 1970-72

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DianaForRussFeingold Nov 2012 #1

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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:38 AM

1. K&R

Senator Jim Webb: Here's an excerpt from Webb's (Great) speech:
"Those young Marines that I led have grown older now. They've lived lives of courage, both in combat and after their return, where many of them were derided by their own peers for having served. That was a long time ago. They are not bitter. They know what they did. But in receiving veterans' benefits, they are not takers. They were givers, in the ultimate sense of that word. There is a saying among war veterans: "All gave some, some gave all." This is not a culture of dependency. It is a part of a long tradition that gave this country its freedom and independence. They paid, some with their lives, some through wounds and disabilities, some through their emotional scars, some through the lost opportunities and delayed entry into civilian careers which had already begun for many of their peers who did not serve.
And not only did they pay. They will not say this, so I will say it for them. They are owed, if nothing else, at least a mention, some word of thanks and respect, when a presidential candidate who is their generational peer makes a speech accepting his party's nomination to be commander-in-chief. "

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