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    Quote Originally Posted by M&K's Retrievers View Post
    Bush killed those solders? For the money? What money? Oh, Obama didn't kill any of them either. He just "rounded down" when talking about American lives lost.
    I think in the larger sense, when the President, as Commander-in-Chief sends troops into battle, yes, he should accept responsibility for the outcomes. He certainly didn't hesitate to put on a media blitz on a carrier deck with "Mission Accomplished" and take credit......so like it or not, as many before him have done, he should accept responsibility for the white markers in Arlington.

    I'll leave the motivations for the war to historians.....frankly, I don't know. They shifted what--4 times during the build-up and war?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnf777 View Post
    I think in the larger sense, when the President, as Commander-in-Chief sends troops into battle, yes, he should accept responsibility for the outcomes. He certainly didn't hesitate to put on a media blitz on a carrier deck with "Mission Accomplished" and take credit......so like it or not, as many before him have done, he should accept responsibility for the white markers in Arlington.

    I'll leave the motivations for the war to historians.....frankly, I don't know. They shifted what--4 times during the build-up and war?

    I agree with you. The blood of our troops ultimately stains the hands of the Commander in Chief. That is why I believe that there should be some prerequiste that someone running for the office of President should have served in military, doesn't matter the branch or job, just have served. That way they know what it is like to be deployed, have to leave your family and friends, and know what military life is all about. I know they have advisors for such, but it's not the same. You can read all the books on war, watch all the movies on war and listen to old vets talk of their time at war, but you really don't know what it's like to you have been there. Maybe then, it would make them think harder before making the decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpholehunter View Post
    I agree with you. The blood of our troops ultimately stains the hands of the Commander in Chief. That is why I believe that there should be some prerequiste that someone running for the office of President should have served in military, doesn't matter the branch or job, just have served. That way they know what it is like to be deployed, have to leave your family and friends, and know what military life is all about. I know they have advisors for such, but it's not the same. You can read all the books on war, watch all the movies on war and listen to old vets talk of their time at war, but you really don't know what it's like to you have been there. Maybe then, it would make them think harder before making the decision.
    A better idea would be that before a commander guy sends our sons and daughters to battle, he must send his own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by depittydawg View Post
    A better idea would be that before a commander guy sends our sons and daughters to battle, he must send his own.
    oh yeah thats just brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david gibson View Post
    oh yeah thats just brilliant.
    You're right A better idea would be to simply obey the constitution and Require a declaration of War from congress prior to sending troops into combat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by depittydawg View Post
    A better idea would be that before a commander guy sends our sons and daughters to battle, he must send his own.
    You have said some dumb things but this may be the dumbest. We are all dumber for having read this post. Please stop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by depittydawg View Post
    A better idea would be that before a commander guy sends our sons and daughters to battle, he must send his own.
    Someone better get Sasha and Malia some youth model 20 ga pumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by depittydawg View Post
    You're right A better idea would be to simply obey the constitution and Require a declaration of War from congress prior to sending troops into combat.
    your 3 yr old grandkid must have gotten in to your computer, this actually makes sense

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    Thats an excellent example why dippy was voted the site biggest Nimrod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by depittydawg View Post
    You're right A better idea would be to simply obey the constitution and Require a declaration of War from congress prior to sending troops into combat.
    SO does that mean that Bush really didn't send our troops to war like you lefties love to throw in our faces? It was actually Congress, which, by the way, includes democrats? What a revelation!!

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