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To: CharlesWayneCT
Whether Murtha served in Vietnam or not would have no bearing on whether he knows what he is talking about today.

I do believe it has everything to do with what he is talking about today.. If he wasn't holding out his so called war hero status out as a so called expert on war..no one would listen to him. For those on this thread who say we shouldn't go there...I suspect few have been in the military and even fewer in a combat theater. FYI...we take being a phony and collecting medals not earned very seriously...regardless of who, why and when!!

99 posted on 01/13/2006 1:06:12 PM PST by RVN Airplane Driver (Most Americans are so spoiled with freedom they have no idea what it takes to earn and keep it.)
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To: RVN Airplane Driver
I suspect few have been in the military and even fewer in a combat theater. FYI...we take being a phony and collecting medals not earned very seriously

I couldn't agree more. There is something fishy about a combat vet saying what he has lately. He should know from having been on the ground, that politicians have little practical impact in the field. His mouth is doing nothing for the soldiers on the ground and only makes our leadership look even more at odds with one another- anyone with children knows you have to have a united front to take on any mission.

While leadership skills have evolved since his time, the one that he doesn't display is support for the mission that "has" to be accomplished. If he truly is a team player, he'd really get down to business and offer his assistance to the decision makers in the military, not the journalists from the press.

Whatever time he put in wearing the uniform has been wiped away by lurking in congress for more than 30 years!

460 posted on 01/15/2006 8:45:39 AM PST by DilJective (Proudly serving in the US Army)
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