Hero or Chickenhawk?

  1. Who Served?

    Interesting article regarding which senate leaders really served America in war. Think its true?
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   memphispanda
    I have no idea if it is true or not, however if you pick and choose names that fit the statement you are trying to make, you haven't really made a statement. What would have been a better depiction is to take all the current members and list their party and any military service they have.
  4. by   pickledpepperRN
    You can find the link in here but don't look if peacemongering American veterans will upset you.

    http://www.vaiw.org/vet/index.php
    http://www.vaiw.org/vet/modules.php?...article&sid=59
    http://www.vaiw.org/vet/modules.php?...rder=0&thold=0


    With War Imminant, Veterans are Outraged
    By Jan Barry


    Many veterans who fought in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf War are furious that the Bush administration
    is hell bent on destroying the hard work of peacemaking in its bullheaded stumbling to war in Iraq. About to take their message to
    the streets of Washington, read what they are saying.
    By Jan Barry

    As our troops mass on the borders of Iraq, the United States government should
    listen to Americans who have been to war and learned hard lessons from military
    campaigns. Hundreds of outraged veterans have sent comments to the web site
    of Veterans Against Iraq War (www.vaiw.org) that is circulating a statement to
    Congress and President Bush signed by veterans and military family members.
    This statement is to be delivered in a march on Washington this coming Sunday,
    March 23.

    Consider what just a sampling of these veterans have to say:
  5. by   kmchugh
    Originally posted by spacenurse
    With War Imminant, Veterans are Outraged
    By Jan Barry
    Hundreds of outraged veterans have sent comments to the web site of Veterans Against Iraq War (www.vaiw.org) that is circulating a statement to Congress and President Bush signed by veterans and military family members. This statement is to be delivered in a march on Washington this coming Sunday, March 23.
    OK, so I went to the web site that boasts support of veterans from WW II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War. Know what I found? A total of 2203 veterans had endorsed the position of VAIW. How many people fought in these conflicts total? I don't have the answer to that.

    But I do know this. 2203 is less than 1% of the total number of US troops deployed to the Gulf War alone. Fringe groups exist, but don't use them as support for your arguments. The number of veterans who HAVE NOT endorsed the position of VAIW speaks much more to the point than the few who have signed the endorsement.

    Kevin McHugh
  6. by   pickledpepperRN
    I am not arguing.
    I am too sad for that.
    I love my Uncle WWII Veteran and proud father of Eagle scouts.
    He has remembered the face of a man he killed every day at least twice an hour plus wakes up dreaming of it for more than half a century.
    He is NOT for this war and his name is not on that list.

    Oh yes.
    Do those who did not vote speak volumes too?
  7. by   Furball
    Yes, soldiers pay a HUGE price...and not just with their lives.
  8. by   pickledpepperRN
    My Daddy was a WWII vet too.
    I cared for him when he died at home.
    If he were alive he would not support this war. He and my Moms brother were great friends.
  9. by   teamrn
    My brother-in-law, a Vietnam Vet and paraplegic FROM that war, who nearly made the ultimate sacfrifice, is very much for this war. Interestingly enough, my sister, who nearly lost her boyfriend (they were not married yet) is the family chickenhawk. I say this, as she feels that it is easy for Bush to support the war; however, what about Clinton? He never served. She didn't complain then

    Our father fought in WWll; as many of my hospice patients, I'm sure there were terrible memories that died with him. My brother-in law has NEVER spoken of Vietnam. Unfortunately, I don't see a way out of this other than our current path.

    These are tough times, but with war seeming imminent, we as a country cannot afford the divisivness that we experienced in the Vietnam era. It is now time to rally and support out troups.

    Best of luck and a special prayer goes out to all of our troups. This eve at 9 EST, stop whatever you are doing, and say a prayer for them.
  10. by   StrawberryBSN
    Originally posted by memphispanda
    What would have been a better depiction is to take all the current members and list their party and any military service they have.
    Uhhmmm....I think that's what the website did....

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