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Obama: "I Once Considered Joining the Military"
The Patriot Room ^ | September 6, 2008 | Bill Dupray

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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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: barackobama; military; obamabiden; taqiya; taqiyah; taqiyya
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1 posted on 09/07/2008 9:14:20 AM PDT by Bill Dupray
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To: Bill Dupray

for which country ?


2 posted on 09/07/2008 9:15:09 AM PDT by clamper1797 (BHO ... the 'H" stands for hubris)
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To: clamper1797

for the libs, just considering doing something or having the intention is just as good as doing it... Clinton was the same way...


3 posted on 09/07/2008 9:16:41 AM PDT by latina4dubya (self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: clamper1797

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.


4 posted on 09/07/2008 9:17:13 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Bill Dupray

Was or is he smoking dope?


5 posted on 09/07/2008 9:17:19 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Bill Dupray

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.


6 posted on 09/07/2008 9:17:37 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Now you know why the needles on compasses point north - Sarah Palin.)
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To: clamper1797

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.


7 posted on 09/07/2008 9:17:56 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: latina4dubya

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.


8 posted on 09/07/2008 9:18:27 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Now you know why the needles on compasses point north - Sarah Palin.)
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To: Bill Dupray

He tried the military but didn’t inhale.


9 posted on 09/07/2008 9:19:00 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (No mas Juan "Traitor Rat" McAmnesty)
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To: Bill Dupray

And he almost married Morgan Fairchild.


10 posted on 09/07/2008 9:19:00 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Bill Dupray

I once considered dating Jessica Alba.


11 posted on 09/07/2008 9:19:16 AM PDT by airborne (Rudy is right! They would never treat a man like this!! DON'T MESS WITH A HOCKEY MOM!)
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To: Bill Dupray

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?


12 posted on 09/07/2008 9:19:20 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: Bill Dupray

This guy counts his summer vacations as foreign policy experience. What a zero.


13 posted on 09/07/2008 9:19:31 AM PDT by ffusco (Maecilius Fuscus,Governor of Longovicium , Manchester, England. 238-244 AD)
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To: Bill Dupray

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.


14 posted on 09/07/2008 9:19:32 AM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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To: Red in Blue PA

Didn’t Hillary Clinton have a similar line— only she wanted to join the Marines?


15 posted on 09/07/2008 9:20:06 AM PDT by GraceCoolidge
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To: Red in Blue PA
And if this is true, why didn’t this come out in one of his many appearances????

Or in his two books. Afterall, his two biographical works are the foundation of what is known about this dud.
16 posted on 09/07/2008 9:20:33 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Bill Dupray

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


17 posted on 09/07/2008 9:21:15 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Bill Dupray
I once thought about applying to Harvard.

In that case, when do I get my damn diploma?

After all, if intentions are all it takes...

Cheers,

knewshound

knewshounds blog
18 posted on 09/07/2008 9:22:04 AM PDT by knews_hound (Why am I here? And why do I have this handbasket?)
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To: Bill Dupray

He was afraid he might tell if a mean sergeant were to ask.


19 posted on 09/07/2008 9:22:31 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Bill Dupray
"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."

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...

20 posted on 09/07/2008 9:22:57 AM PDT by latina4dubya (self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Bill Dupray
Oh great. That's the third major gaffe that Obama has done in the past few days.

The Obama campaign is starting to fall apart and everyone knows it (but the MSM won't admit it).

21 posted on 09/07/2008 9:23:47 AM PDT by RayChuang88
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To: Bill Dupray
Hillary once considered joining the Marine Corps.

If you believe Hillary and Barack I have a Bridge to Nowhere to sell to you.

22 posted on 09/07/2008 9:24:00 AM PDT by jwalsh07 (Sarah Palin Pro Life, Pro Gun, Pro America, Thank you Lord! :-})
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To: Bill Dupray
Obama: "I Once Considered Joining the Military"


Which military?


Hamas?

Soviet Union?

Cuba?

Iran?

Black Panthers?

23 posted on 09/07/2008 9:24:05 AM PDT by Momaw Nadon ("...with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world.")
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To: Red in Blue PA

>>And if this is true, why didn’t this come out in one of his many appearances????

Or his two memoirs...


24 posted on 09/07/2008 9:24:41 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: Army Air Corps

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.


25 posted on 09/07/2008 9:25:12 AM PDT by princess leah
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To: Gaffer

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.


26 posted on 09/07/2008 9:25:29 AM PDT by johnnycap
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To: Bill Dupray

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?


27 posted on 09/07/2008 9:25:29 AM PDT by Doug TX
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To: Bill Dupray
"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."

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

28 posted on 09/07/2008 9:25:35 AM PDT by atc23 (Community Organizer? You mean Street Hustler?)
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To: Bill Dupray
I once considered making out with Angelina Jolie.


29 posted on 09/07/2008 9:26:38 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: Bill Dupray

Obambi: “I once considered joining the military before I considered against it.”


30 posted on 09/07/2008 9:26:42 AM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Bill Dupray
Somehow I just can't see Obama in the Army.
31 posted on 09/07/2008 9:27:17 AM PDT by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: Bill Dupray
B S !
32 posted on 09/07/2008 9:27:30 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Bill Dupray

Obama: Hillary Clinton took me down to the local Marine recruting station and we both very nearly signed up.


33 posted on 09/07/2008 9:27:35 AM PDT by Enchante (Governor Palin DECIDES more every day than all of Obama's "present" votes put together!!!)
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To: Bill Dupray

Perhaps the military didn’t want him because of his foreign citizenship and communist friends?


34 posted on 09/07/2008 9:28:12 AM PDT by devere
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To: jwalsh07

I figured would have joined Limbaugh’s “All American First Cavalry Amazon Battalion,” led by Molly Yard.


35 posted on 09/07/2008 9:28:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

That should be , “I figured Hillary would have joined...”


36 posted on 09/07/2008 9:28:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Bill Dupray

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.


37 posted on 09/07/2008 9:29:35 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Bill Dupray
"I Once Considered Joining the Military"

A lot like saying, "Im not a doctor, but I play one on T.V.". What a joke this guy is. LOL!

38 posted on 09/07/2008 9:29:46 AM PDT by TruthFactor (The Death of Nations: Pornography, Homosexuality, Abortion)
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To: Bill Dupray

What military? AL QUIEDA??


39 posted on 09/07/2008 9:30:24 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: oblomov

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!!!


40 posted on 09/07/2008 9:30:41 AM PDT by Enchante (Governor Palin DECIDES more every day than all of Obama's "present" votes put together!!!)
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To: atc23

this is why I love FR - the lies get corrected immediately. Fire for effect!


41 posted on 09/07/2008 9:31:47 AM PDT by steel_resolve (We are living in the post-rational world where being a moron is an asset)
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To: Bill Dupray
Obama: "I Once Considered Joining the Military"

You lyin' maggot!

42 posted on 09/07/2008 9:32:05 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: ANGGAPO
Somehow I just can't see Obama in the Army.

Had O joined the military, it probably would have been in the JAG corps prosecuting soldiers for war crimes.

43 posted on 09/07/2008 9:32:09 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: princess leah

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.


44 posted on 09/07/2008 9:32:09 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: airborne

ROTFLOL!


45 posted on 09/07/2008 9:34:06 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Now you know why the needles on compasses point north - Sarah Palin.)
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To: Bill Dupray

And so, it’s not an option that I ever decided to pursue
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Instead you decided to persue cocaine and homosexuals?

Like Larry Sinclair?

http://larrysinclair-0926.blogspot.com/

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.


46 posted on 09/07/2008 9:34:11 AM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: Bill Dupray

“I love the smell of Obama fear in the morning! It smells like...victory!”


47 posted on 09/07/2008 9:34:35 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: Bill Dupray

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.


48 posted on 09/07/2008 9:34:43 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: johnnycap
In Obama’s book, Dreams From My Father. He writes about “a poet named Frank,” who visited them in Hawaii, read poetry, and was full of “hard-earned knowledge” and advice. Who was Frank? Obama only says that he had “some modest notoriety once,” was “a contemporary of Richard Wright and Langston Hughes during his years in Chicago...” but was now “pushing eighty.” He writes about Frank and his "old Black Power dashiki self” giving him advice before he left for Occidental College in 1979 at the age of 18. This “Frank” is now believed to be Frank Marshall Davis, the black communist writer now treated by some to be in the same category of prominence as Maya Angelou and Alice Walker.

“In Davis’s case, his political commitments led him to join the American Communist Party during the middle of World War II—even 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 man’s mentor, influencing Obama’s sense of identity and career moves.

More Here

49 posted on 09/07/2008 9:34:54 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Bill Dupray

Do Muslims go to Hell for lying?


50 posted on 09/07/2008 9:35:18 AM PDT by ducdriver (Quantum potes tantum aude.)
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