Skip to comments.American Legion to Congressman Rangel: Apologize Now
Posted on 11/27/2006 2:10:58 PM PST by Sub-Driver
American Legion to Congressman Rangel: Apologize Now
11/27/2006 4:55:00 PM
To: National Desk
Contact: Ramona Joyce, 202-263-2982 or 202-445-1161 (cell), or Wade Habshey, 317-630-1253 or 317-966-2716 (cell), both of the American Legion
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The National Commander of The American Legion called on Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) to apologize for suggesting that American troops would not choose to fight in Iraq if they had other employment options.
"Our military is the most skilled, best-trained all-volunteer force on the planet," said National Commander Paul A. Morin. "Like that recently espoused by Sen. John Kerry, Congressman Rangel's view of our troops couldn't be further from the truth and is possibly skewed by his political opposition to the war in Iraq."
According to Rangel, "If a young fellow has an option of having a decent career, or joining the Army to fight in Iraq, you can bet your life that he would not be in Iraq. If there's anyone who believes these youngsters want to fight, as the Pentagon and some generals have said, you can just forget about it. No bright young individual wants to fight just because of a bonus and just because of some educational benefits," Rangel said.
Rangel was responding to a question during an interview yesterday on Fox News Sunday about a recent study by the Heritage Foundation which found that those enlisting in the military tend to be better educated than the general public and that military recruiting seems to be more successful in middle-class and wealthy neighborhoods than in poor ones.
According to the study, 97 percent of military enlistees were high school graduates versus 80 percent of Americans in general.
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I though the serfs were the "untouchables".
Rangel proves Kerry was not trying to tell a joke that went bad. Thats what the Demorats believe, Rangel's words four weeks after Kerry's say the exact same thing that Kerry said. They dont deserve to shine the shoes of Our Fine Service People.
GOD BLESS OUR MILITARY AND OUR GREAT COUNTRY!!!!!!!
Whether Rangle does it or not is meaningless...
Rangle is a dingleberry on the butt of Lady Liberty..
This is only put forth so college kids will remember it was proposed during GWB's administration.
Makes sense to me.
POS deRangedel will NEVER apoligize. He has a lifetime seat in congress, no matter the degree of his stupidity, and anyone who chides him is a certified racist.
AMEN! Thats the Ticket for 08!! Kerry/Rangel in 08!!
Their both egocentric enough to see this as a Killer Ticket.
Actually I'm sure I've heard Rangel say many times in the past that he was "proud" of his military service (and that he was a volunteer).
Of course now we know that those claims of pride must have been lies, since Rangel now admits he chose the military because he had no better opportunities and no "decent" career option.
See new tag line.
So very true, sadly.
Charlie puts his foot in his mouth yet again
And they haven't even taken control yet
A government full of untouchables is called a revolution waiting to happen. Unfortunately, we don't have enough men in this Republic to take care of it. Who's on "Dancing with the stars" tonight? More people know that than care what really is happening. GOD, we're in trouble.
That may be but continuing with the remarks and refusing to apologize can be used in two years to push a couple dem seats our way. A smart Republican candidate in a heavily military or mil retiree area should make sure he tells folks he'll take on Charlie Rangell for those remarks. According to the dems, the peeps love a fighta!
Shoot, they used Foley, Reynolds, Bush, Abrahoff et al that way, we should do so to.
Yes, and Kerry knew precisely what he was saying when he said it and refused to apologize because he is a master of"Nuance" so he thinks. He is more ignorant than a rock and more dangerous than Our known Enemies.
Don't confuse Charlie with the facts.
Caught in bed with dead boy.
Democrats always gets away with crime. I don't have to name any of them, you automatically know who they are.
Every time a Republican gets caught with his hands in the cookie jar, they run for the hills and hide.
I'm assuming you are in jest but if not...the fictional character Kramer didn't wear the AIDS ribbon because he didn't believe it necessary to prove he was against the spread of AIDS...because he was already against it.
True. People have short memories.
How many people remember that
I just wish we had a voice on cable news...we used to when Tony still worked for Fox News.
Maybe Melanie Morgan will...kristinn knows her, IIRC.
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