Skip to comments.Obama: "I Once Considered Joining the Military"
Posted on 09/07/2008 9:14:17 AM PDT by Bill Dupray
Good enough for me. He can be Commander in Chief. From CNN.
Sen. Barack Obama locked in a tight presidential race against Sen. John McCain, widely considered a war hero said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he once considered joining the military himself.
Speaking to ABC's "This Week," Obama said, "You know, I had to sign up for Selective Service when I graduated from high school. And I was growing up in Hawaii, and I have friends whose parents were in the military. There are a lot of Army, military bases there. And I actually always thought of the military as an enobling and, you know, honorable option.
"But keep in mind I graduated in 1979. The Vietnam War had come to an end. We weren't engaged in an active military conflict at that point. And so, it's not an option that I ever decided to pursue."
Yup, the reason he didn't join was because the war was over. Just the bad luck of being born too late. He is implying that, had he graduated a few years earlier, he would have joined out of dedication and service to the country. A frustrated patriot - that's Barry.
It is probably more accurate to say that he's lucky he's not a few years older, because guys like him, radical left-wingers, were burning the flag, running to Canada, and trying to blow up the Capitol and the Pentagon. And that usually disqualifies you from being President.
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for which country ?
for the libs, just considering doing something or having the intention is just as good as doing it... Clinton was the same way...
Darn, you beat me to it. Probably what a lot of people are thinking.
I wonder if he considered becoming an astronaut and fireman too.
Was or is he smoking dope?
Re: Obama: “I Once Considered Joining the Military”
Really? For which country?
And if this is true, why didn’t this come out in one of his many appearances????
I smell Bravo Sierra.
Took the words out of my mouth!
I imagine that this is his lame attempt to curry favour with military voters or folks who are hawkish. Typical BHO - ham-fisted while being a day late and a dollar short.
Re: for the libs, just considering doing something or having the intention is just as good as doing it... Clinton was the same way...
Bingo! It’s the thought that counts, even if said thought is an outright lie.
He tried the military but didn’t inhale.
And he almost married Morgan Fairchild.
I once considered dating Jessica Alba.
I must have come in late, I missed that part.
I did see him make the usual obeisances to our veterans, proclaiming his love and respect for them, and promising them the sun and moon.
Did you know Hillary once thought of joining the Marines?
This guy counts his summer vacations as foreign policy experience. What a zero.
And David Duke once considered having a black friend.
Gloria Steinham once considered NOT having an abortion.
Al Gore once considered giveing more than $350 per year to charities.
Didn’t Hillary Clinton have a similar line— only she wanted to join the Marines?
Anyone who believes that ‘spew’ has a screw loose. It’s the same as Hillary ‘ducking for cover” in Kosovo. “I’d have joined, but there wasn’t anyone to fight”...yeah, right
He was afraid he might tell if a mean sergeant were to ask.
oh please! there was plenty going on during the mid 80's... i had a boyfriend who was in the Marines at that time... one of our friends, who was a Marine, was in Lebanon during the bombing of the Marine Barracks in 1983...
The Obama campaign is starting to fall apart and everyone knows it (but the MSM won't admit it).
If you believe Hillary and Barack I have a Bridge to Nowhere to sell to you.
>>And if this is true, why didnt this come out in one of his many appearances????
Or his two memoirs...
B.O. Started his downward descent from superstardom when he showed off his “world leader status” overseas. Americans don’t care whether you get along with Germany, France, etc. when you are JUST A CANDIDATE! No other candidate has been so full of themself that they went ahead of an election to promote themselves in front of world leaders. It was ARROGANT, EGOTISTICAL, and WRONG.
I graduated in 1980. I signed up for selective service (we all did or risked being in violation of the law...big whup.). I joined ROTC and got a scholarship. I wore my uniform on campus and endured the jerks in the second hand fatigue jackets making stupid remarks. I graduated and served. He could have made the same choice but didn’t. Read his book. While I was learning the 54 command sequence and doing my drilling...he was bashing America at black power rallies at Occidental college and going to Marxist speeches at Cooper Union. What a sham. I love the way Barrack rewrites history as though none of us have a memory but him. Classic jerk.
I saw it, yes it was a jaw dropper and outright lie. I believe the questioning line started out regarding whether hussein ever registered for the selective service.
It seems the only one to go after hussein and have it stick in the American psyche is Palin. Does she have to carry the load in this area?
Lying SOS. I joined in 1978 and I was stationed aboard the USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) from 1979-1984. The USN is in a more or less constant state of combat readiness training and I found it plenty exciting. When was the last time the USN was in head to head combat with a worthy adversary - 1941-1945? More of the same BS from the most complete LIAR in politics today. Absolutely PATHETIC
Obambi: “I once considered joining the military before I considered against it.”
Obama: Hillary Clinton took me down to the local Marine recruting station and we both very nearly signed up.
Perhaps the military didn’t want him because of his foreign citizenship and communist friends?
I figured would have joined Limbaugh’s “All American First Cavalry Amazon Battalion,” led by Molly Yard.
That should be , “I figured Hillary would have joined...”
Yeh, yeh, that’s the ticket...Marxist though I have been all my adult life, I once considered joining the military...to organize anti-American propaganda in the military community and spread dissent against the U.s. there, too. Obama is pathetic, delusional, and dangerous.
A lot like saying, "Im not a doctor, but I play one on T.V.". What a joke this guy is. LOL!
What military? AL QUIEDA??
Exactly — the guy has written two more memoirs (that’s two more than just about anyone alive and under 50), given countless speeches over years, yet this tidbit about his supposed interest in joining the military just comes out now? Does not pass the laugh test!!!
this is why I love FR - the lies get corrected immediately. Fire for effect!
You lyin' maggot!
Had O joined the military, it probably would have been in the JAG corps prosecuting soldiers for war crimes.
I wanted to be an astronaut when I was a kid. I guess, according to ObamaThought (a thought process where intentions are the equal of actions), that means that I have interplanetary experience and can run for president.
And so, it’s not an option that I ever decided to pursue
Instead you decided to persue cocaine and homosexuals?
Like Larry Sinclair?
Ole obami is getting desperate. He doesn’t want to go face to face with this new team of GOP Angry Maverick Enemies, cuase the got G.A.M.E.
“I love the smell of Obama fear in the morning! It smells like...victory!”
I once considered becoming an astronaut. And being the first man on Mars!
Another time I considered being a fireman.
I could go on. And on.
In Daviss case, his political commitments led him to join the American Communist Party during the middle of World War IIeven though he never publicly admitted his Party membership. Tidwell is an expert on the life and writings of Davis. source: Accuracy In Media '
Professor Gerald Horne, a contributing editor of the Communist Party journal Political Affairs, talked about Obama's connection with Davis during a speech last March at the reception of the Communist Party USA. source: archives from the Tamiment Library at New York University. The remarks were posted online under the headline, Rethinking the History and Future of the Communist Party. Horne, a history professor at the University of Houston, noted that Davis, who moved to Honolulu from Kansas in 1948 at the suggestion of his good friend Paul Robeson, came into contact with Barack Obama and his family and became the young mans mentor, influencing Obamas sense of identity and career moves.
Do Muslims go to Hell for lying?
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