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Barack Obama 'wanted to join US military'
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Posted on 09/07/2008 4:25:26 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch

Barack Obama has said he considered joining the United States military when he left school but decided not to because the Vietnam war was over and "we weren't engaged in an active military conflict at that point".

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1 posted on 09/07/2008 4:25:26 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch

Obama don’t hog the roach man.. lol


2 posted on 09/07/2008 4:26:25 PM PDT by Ancient Drive
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To: InvisibleChurch

Does he actually expect people to believe he’d have joined up if the Vietnam War was still going on?


3 posted on 09/07/2008 4:26:27 PM PDT by squidly
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To: InvisibleChurch

snort


4 posted on 09/07/2008 4:26:35 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: InvisibleChurch

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sounds like Hitlery’s version of trying to join the Marines.


5 posted on 09/07/2008 4:26:48 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (Homosexuality IS a choice! There isn't any biological reason for it. They CHOOSE to be that way!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Ron Paul!


6 posted on 09/07/2008 4:27:14 PM PDT by A Balrog of Morgoth (QMC(SW) USN........ CG21 DD988 FFG34 PC6 ARS53)
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To: InvisibleChurch

If its in his bios sure whatever... if he didn’t mention it till just now this could be used on him.


7 posted on 09/07/2008 4:28:32 PM PDT by Eyes Unclouded (We won't ever free our guns but be sure we'll let them triggers go....)
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To: InvisibleChurch

It’s been his lifelong dream, since August 30, 2008!


8 posted on 09/07/2008 4:29:20 PM PDT by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Horse crap...

I joined the service and the war in Vietnam was over. What garbage.

He had no intention of ever joining.

9 posted on 09/07/2008 4:29:20 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Kuwait was when?? Why reference Vietnam??


10 posted on 09/07/2008 4:29:23 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Yeah...that little bit of patriotism was left out of his memoirs...you know the two books he wrote before accomplishing a thing...


11 posted on 09/07/2008 4:29:39 PM PDT by Longstreet63 (Che Guevara is a genocidal hero of the ignorant...)
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To: InvisibleChurch

It’s emotionally painful watching someone so dreadfully inexperienced, so unprepared, and just plain dumb trying to be our nation’s chief executive.


12 posted on 09/07/2008 4:29:43 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (On Free Republic PBD [political bipolar disorder] rules!)
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Funny... the man has written TWO memoirs, yet the “thought” of joining the military was NEVER mentioned, not once.


13 posted on 09/07/2008 4:29:45 PM PDT by GOPinCa (McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: InvisibleChurch
OK, let me see if I have this right. obammy WANTED to join the military, but because the was NO WAR, he decided against it? Do I have the gist of this?

I guess he didn't think that there would be enough "action" to whet his "organizing" skills eh?

Well, obammy, as a former member of Uncle Sam's Mountain Climbers, let me break some news to you: Your punk a$$ wouldn't have last one day at Parris Island - Dude...

14 posted on 09/07/2008 4:29:53 PM PDT by GunnyB (Once a Marine, Always a Marine)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Laughing hysterically here. So he just couldn’t go ‘cause there was no shootin’ war....oh sure!


15 posted on 09/07/2008 4:30:25 PM PDT by pepperdog (The world has gone crazy.)
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To: Longstreet63

What did he do after he accomplished something? Oh, that’s right...he never did. Never mind. :)


16 posted on 09/07/2008 4:30:40 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Palin 2008 (oh yeah, and McCain too))
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To: impeachedrapist

It’s emotionally painful watching someone so dreadfully inexperienced, so unprepared, and just plain dumb trying to be our nation’s chief executive.

No, it’s painful watching so many people follow him


17 posted on 09/07/2008 4:31:22 PM PDT by lookout88 (Combat search and rescue officer's dad.)
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To: impeachedrapist

Here’s something - Did he sign up for Selective Service? Something someone born in 1961 is required to do.


18 posted on 09/07/2008 4:31:25 PM PDT by Credo
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To: InvisibleChurch

Bull !!! pandering again .


19 posted on 09/07/2008 4:31:27 PM PDT by lionheart 247365 ( S.P.E.C.I A.L.= Sarah Palin's Executive Credentials Intimidate Angry Liberals)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Rush is going to have O’bama for a snack tomorrow. I hope McCain/Palin jump all over this.


20 posted on 09/07/2008 4:31:51 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Join FR / Yahoo ProFootball Pick'em at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2064038/posts)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Barack Obama 'wanted to join US military'

In further "breaking news"..., he wanted to join the astronaut corps at NASA and to return to an Indonesian Madrassa to eventually become an Imam!

21 posted on 09/07/2008 4:33:10 PM PDT by ExSES (the "bottom-line")
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To: InvisibleChurch
hillary wanted to be a marine too.
22 posted on 09/07/2008 4:33:47 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: InvisibleChurch

two words:

Thai stick


23 posted on 09/07/2008 4:34:28 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: InvisibleChurch

Guess he forgot that when he wrote his memoirs.


24 posted on 09/07/2008 4:34:32 PM PDT by badpacifist (Personal attacks on someones opinion of a "news article" you happened to post is asinine.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Then why didn’t you, Hussein Obama? Because of “[your] Muslim faith?”


25 posted on 09/07/2008 4:34:57 PM PDT by BlackjackPershing ("The great object is that every man be armed." Patrick Henry)
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To: Northern Yankee

According to Hillary, she almost became a marine.


26 posted on 09/07/2008 4:35:02 PM PDT by Shermy (Barry O'Java - Joe Blah '08 (Carbon Credits and Credit Card Fee Increases Guaranteed))
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To: kingattax

And I’ve got a bridge I’d like to sell ya’....


27 posted on 09/07/2008 4:36:04 PM PDT by elk
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To: InvisibleChurch
He's trying to join again now--- as "Commander-In-Chief".

God help us!

28 posted on 09/07/2008 4:36:36 PM PDT by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

LOL! Funny headline.


29 posted on 09/07/2008 4:36:53 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (McCain/Palin '08! Real change you won't have to "believe in." You'll be able to see it!!!)
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To: GunnyB

Semper Fi


30 posted on 09/07/2008 4:37:00 PM PDT by skimask (Never argue with an idiot, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience)
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To: BlackjackPershing

Obama said he would be willing to start as a colonel and work his way up, but for some reason the recruiter didn’t like that plan.


31 posted on 09/07/2008 4:37:36 PM PDT by maro (Repeal the 8th Amendment)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Sure ....


32 posted on 09/07/2008 4:37:47 PM PDT by clamper1797 (BHO ... the 'H" stands for hubris)
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To: impeachedrapist
It’s emotionally painful watching someone so dreadfully inexperienced, so unprepared, and just plain dumb trying to be our nation’s chief executive.

Yeah, and scary that we're not up 25 points on this joker! America: WAKE UP!!

33 posted on 09/07/2008 4:40:03 PM PDT by luv2ski
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To: InvisibleChurch

1. USMC - Dan Rather. Almost TWICE?
2. USMC - Hillary Clinton. Almost.
3. US Army - Obama. Almost. Sapper?


34 posted on 09/07/2008 4:40:37 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

Almost forgot!

Bill Clinton, “Active duty as Commander in Chief, ergo not liable for prosecution under ‘Soldiers and Sailors Act’ “...!!!


35 posted on 09/07/2008 4:42:19 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: InvisibleChurch

More to the point, Obama said he registered for the draft when he graduated high school in 1979. But the Selective service didn’t resume required registation until 1980.

He lied.

Again.


36 posted on 09/07/2008 4:43:40 PM PDT by navyguy (Some days you are the pigeon, some days you are the statue.)
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To: Credo
Here’s something - Did he sign up for Selective Service? Something someone born in 1961 is required to do.

Very good question! In the interview, he said he did register when he finished high school in Hawaii. The only problem with that? He graduated in 1979, and there was no requirement to register at that time. The Selective Service registration requirement was revived in 1980, when he was in California going to college. So when, if ever, did he register?

37 posted on 09/07/2008 4:44:11 PM PDT by PhatHead
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To: InvisibleChurch

Says he considered joining military when he left high school - a fact not included in either volume of his memoir...

VIA DRUDGE:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/uselection2008/barackobama/2700555/Barack-Obama-wanted-to-join-the-US-military.html


38 posted on 09/07/2008 4:44:54 PM PDT by forYourChildrenVote4Bush (Today, July 16th I no longer donate money for Israel)
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To: InvisibleChurch

So? The threat of the next cold war battle always loomed in those days. That’s no excuse, unless you just DIDN’T want to serve.


39 posted on 09/07/2008 4:44:55 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: lookout88

I truly fear for our country that so many can not see the flim flam man for what he is. Well they can’t see that the Democrats are the ones bringing down the economy, almost costing us a war. The Dems in office do not put their country first, they have done everything they could to make Bush look bad his second term. There was only a brief time right after September 11th in Bush’s first term that the Dems put their country first. Most of em voted for the Iraq war, then as the 2004 election approached, it became the wrong war at the wrong time: purely for political purposes from the Dems. They also used Katrina for political purposes: I mean I think Bush shares the blame for not recognizing that before it was to late. I truly believe that Blanco was on the phone to Hillary early on getting her instructions so that they could make the most of Katrina to bash Bush. Blanco, and Nagin refused to listen to Brown, and Brown did not tell Bush there was a problem there. They did not take Katrina seriously. Then when the fecal matter hit the fan, The did everything they could to push the blame on Bush via Brown. People lost their lives and the Dems were playing politics. I believe after the 2000 election, the Dems strategy became Lets make Bush a Failure, and they have done everything they could to ensure that outcome. Our economy was doing fine, til the midterm elections when the Dems took congress and the senate. All they been doing is playing games, deciding how best to screw Bush so they could ensure a Dem would win this time around.


40 posted on 09/07/2008 4:46:03 PM PDT by aklurker (Democrats vs Republicans= Style over substance. Palin is substance with style)
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41 posted on 09/07/2008 4:47:02 PM PDT by South40
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Impossible. He was 12 years old when “End of hostilities” was declared


42 posted on 09/07/2008 4:47:44 PM PDT by realcleanguy ("I have not yet begun to fight")
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To: InvisibleChurch

SO, he didn’t join the armed forces, and went on to college to become highly proficient in Bovine Scatology. They’ll make up anything to fit a situation.


43 posted on 09/07/2008 4:47:46 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (OBAMA, = Jimmah's big chance to get out of last place.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

By the time he was eligible to enlist the war had been over for about for about 7 years. He was about 11 years old when the war officially ended.

So for this to be anywhere near accurate he has to be counting the whimsical musings of a child in order for him to say that he ‘considered’ it at all.

The BS meter goes off the scale on this one!


44 posted on 09/07/2008 4:48:11 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (She has a stronger resume than Obama. She's been a real mayor, he hasn't. She has been a real govern)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
It's ridiculous that a man who: 1)overtly insults mainstream America 2) attended a church with a racist firebrand preacher for 20 years 3) bought his home with the help of a now convicted felon 4) is friends with an unrepentant terrorist 5) funneled money to groups like ACORN in his community organizing days 6) has never held one hearing in his senate sub-committee 7) does not know that Afghanis don't speak Arabic and Russia has a veto in UN Security Council is championed the way he is...

People wonder why this election is close...I wonder the same thing...why is Obama NOT getting destroyed...it amazes me that any critical thinker would vote for him...

BTW, I'm convinced his really an idiot...I mean unless it's scripted his a gaffe a minute...

45 posted on 09/07/2008 4:48:53 PM PDT by Longstreet63 (Che Guevara is a genocidal hero of the ignorant...)
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To: InvisibleChurch

If you had to sign for the selective service at 18, this in his “mind” thinking of joining the military. We all had to do that and was required by law. I need to change my resume and run for office for the dems!


46 posted on 09/07/2008 4:48:56 PM PDT by amf0611
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To: Longstreet63

You forgot to mention he believes America has 57 states.


47 posted on 09/07/2008 4:50:16 PM PDT by South40
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To: InvisibleChurch

Are they sure it was the US ARMY he claimed to be interested in joining?


48 posted on 09/07/2008 4:51:38 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: lionheart 247365; All

On Drudge it refers to this as “a fact not mentioned in either of his memoirs”. It should read “a claim...” or “a bald faced lie” but NOT “a fact”.


49 posted on 09/07/2008 4:52:01 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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Barbara Streisand!!!!


50 posted on 09/07/2008 4:52:32 PM PDT by KevinDavis (If Obama can't handle a town hall debate, then he can't handle the job of being President.)
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