Skip to comments.Barack Obama 'wanted to join US military'
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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Obama don’t hog the roach man.. lol
Does he actually expect people to believe he’d have joined up if the Vietnam War was still going on?
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sounds like Hitlery’s version of trying to join the Marines.
If its in his bios sure whatever... if he didn’t mention it till just now this could be used on him.
It’s been his lifelong dream, since August 30, 2008!
I joined the service and the war in Vietnam was over. What garbage.
He had no intention of ever joining.
Kuwait was when?? Why reference Vietnam??
Yeah...that little bit of patriotism was left out of his memoirs...you know the two books he wrote before accomplishing a thing...
It’s emotionally painful watching someone so dreadfully inexperienced, so unprepared, and just plain dumb trying to be our nation’s chief executive.
Funny... the man has written TWO memoirs, yet the “thought” of joining the military was NEVER mentioned, not once.
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...
Laughing hysterically here. So he just couldn’t go ‘cause there was no shootin’ war....oh sure!
What did he do after he accomplished something? Oh, that’s right...he never did. Never mind. :)
Its emotionally painful watching someone so dreadfully inexperienced, so unprepared, and just plain dumb trying to be our nations chief executive.
No, it’s painful watching so many people follow him
Here’s something - Did he sign up for Selective Service? Something someone born in 1961 is required to do.
Bull !!! pandering again .
Rush is going to have O’bama for a snack tomorrow. I hope McCain/Palin jump all over this.
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!
Guess he forgot that when he wrote his memoirs.
Then why didn’t you, Hussein Obama? Because of “[your] Muslim faith?”
According to Hillary, she almost became a marine.
And I’ve got a bridge I’d like to sell ya’....
God help us!
LOL! Funny headline.
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.
Yeah, and scary that we're not up 25 points on this joker! America: WAKE UP!!
1. USMC - Dan Rather. Almost TWICE?
2. USMC - Hillary Clinton. Almost.
3. US Army - Obama. Almost. Sapper?
Bill Clinton, “Active duty as Commander in Chief, ergo not liable for prosecution under ‘Soldiers and Sailors Act’ “...!!!
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.
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?
Says he considered joining military when he left high school - a fact not included in either volume of his memoir...
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.
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.
Impossible. He was 12 years old when “End of hostilities” was declared
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.
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!
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...
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!
You forgot to mention he believes America has 57 states.
Are they sure it was the US ARMY he claimed to be interested in joining?
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”.
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