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.
(Excerpt) Read more at patriotroom.com ...
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...
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