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Hoping4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-04 07:20 PM
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6. Don't despair check out a post from the site of a proBush soldier.

Earlier devilgirl posted a website of a pro-soldier and from his lament it sounds like a lot of soldiers aren't buying into the Rethuglican smear campaign.

"There is a popular belief out there that all members in the military are gung-ho Pro Bush. That is not entirely true. There is a very large portion of servicemen that support the President and the administration. I am among them. There is however, a just are large portion that are liberal to the core. They subscribe to the conspiracy theories that Bush sent us here for oil and the like. Their belief system does not affect their job performance, rather their morale in times like this. I have known this for a long time. Since I have been on active duty, I have had several (friendly, of course) debates with liberal troops and NCOs.

I bring this up because there is a large number of soldiers that I work with who are passing around a bootleg copy of Michael Moores new propaganda piece Fahrenheit 9/11. Even though people are free to think what they want, believe what they believe, and watch what they want to watch, I personally believe that this is a very dangerous and stupid thing for troops to be watching. It only feeds to their already established anger that they are away from their families and worldly possessions and comforts. Although they have already made up their minds about it before watching the movie, they all come out of it saying I hate Bush! Im voting for Kerry!

When I ask them what makes John Kerry more qualified to run the country than President Bush, they say Because Kerry served in Vietnam! Hes a war hero! He won three Purple Hearts! Bush is a deserter! You know, the usual.

Heres the first question I want to ask not just to the soldiers who say this but to everybody who constantly touts Kerrys military service and that it somehow more than qualifies him to be President:"

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