President Obama Wants Chuck Hagel to Run the Pentagon - page 2

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"Chuck Hagel’s leadership of our military would be historic," he said. "He’d be the first person of enlisted rank to serve as Secretary of Defense, one of the few secretaries who have been wounded in war, and the first Vietnam... Read More


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    Wrong. It is the equivalent to a US army private. But hey never let your source Wikipedia get in the way of looking like an democrat mascot.
    Quote from CrufflerJJ
    Actually he was a Gefreiter (Lance Corporal), but don't let facts stand in the way of a good argument.

    Carry on!
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    Quote from 22gawhitacre
    Wrong. It is the equivalent to a US army private. But hey never let your source Wikipedia get in the way of looking like an democrat mascot.
    I wonder why you feel it necessary to label another poster as "democrat mascot"? Is that part of your strategy for meaningful discussion?
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    yawn.

    Quote from tewdles
    I wonder why you feel it necessary to label another poster as "democrat mascot"? Is that part of your strategy for meaningful discussion?
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    Quote from 22gawhitacre
    yawn.
    Thank you for that response...it reveals your agenda.
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    Quote from 22gawhitacre
    Wrong. It is the equivalent to a US army private. But hey never let your source Wikipedia get in the way of looking like an democrat mascot.
    The translation of "gefreiter" varies from source to source. That being said, the general derogatory term for Adolf is the "Little Corporal", not the "little private".

    Here are a few websites for your reading pleasure, detailing the rank of Adolf:

    Adolf Hitler
    "Hitler rose to the rank of corporal - not particularly good over a four year span and many believe that it was his lack of social skills and his inability to get people to follow his ideas, that cost him promotion."

    http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/riseofhitler/warone.htm
    "Corporal Hitler was a dispatch runner, taking messages back and forth from the command staff in the rear to the fighting units near the battlefield. "

    Did Hitler really only have ONE testicle? A historian sorts the extraordinary truth from the far-flung myths about the Fuhrer | Mail Online
    "Corporal Adolf Hitler (right) during World War I. "

    The Legends and Traditions of the Great War: Hitler's War Service
    "[COLOR=BLUE][COLOR=BLUE]For the record, here is a summary of the War Service of Lance Corporal Adolf Hitler:"[/COLOR][/COLOR]

    First World War.com - Feature Articles - How a Right Can Make a Wrong
    "...and 29 year old Lance Corporal Adolf Hitler of Braunau, Austria."

    Trenches on the Web - Special: Rank Insignia of the German Army, 1914-1918
    "Gefreiter
    (Lance Corporal)"

    Adolf Hitler: Biography
    "Hitler proved an able, courageous soldier, receiving the Iron Cross (First Class) for bravery, but did not rise above the rank of Lance Corporal."

    Adolf Hitler wounded in British gas attack — History.com This Day in History — 10/14/1918
    "Among the German wounded in the Ypres Salient in Belgium on October 14, 1918, is Corporal Adolf Hitler, temporarily blinded by a British gas shell and evacuated to a German military hospital at Pasewalk, in Pomerania."

    and...not to ignore Wiki:
    Military career of Adolf Hitler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "The military career of Adolf Hitler can be divided into two distinct portions of Adolf Hitler's life. Mainly, the period during World War I when Hitler served as a Gefreiter (Lance Corporal) in the Bavarian Army, and the era of World War II when Hitler served as the Commander-in-Chief of the Wehrmacht through his position as Führer of Nazi Germany."

    Have a great day!
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    Hitler was a private.
    For the sake of a meaningful conversation, please stop. I'm invoking Godwin's law.
    tewdles, CrufflerJJ, and herring_RN like this.
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    Jewish Voice for Peace supporters send over 10,000 emails to President Obama supporting nomination of Chuck Hagel
    Submitted by Sydney Levy on Mon, 01/07/2013 - 9:21am

    Response shows American Jews are divided over Secretary of Defense nomination

    ... In their emails to President Obama, JVP supporters point out that "what is important regarding Senator Hagel’s potential appointment is that the decision be made based on his abilities, qualifications and suitability for the job…But too often in Washington when it comes to issues of concern to Israel,that is not the case."

    “The American Jewish community is split on Chuck Hagel’s nomination,” said Rebecca Vilkomerson, Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace. “While large Jewish institutions are imposing a litmus test on the nomination which requires unquestioning alignment with Israel’s right-wing government, JVP’s members have shown that a substantial portion of the Jewish community welcome daylight between U.S. and Israeli policies.” ...

    http://jewishvoiceforpeace.org/blog/...-to-presiden-1
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    I'm not American, but I really need to butt in and ask this question; this is a political appointment, right? The guy is a politician? Aren't all politicians privates?

    Ok, bad joke.
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    Gefreiter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Gefreiter (abbr. Gefr.) is the German, Swiss and Austrian equivalent for the military rank Private (NATO Rank Code OR-2). Gefreiter was the second rank to which an enlisted soldier could be promoted. As a military rank it has existed since at least the 16th century. From the 1920s on Gefreiter has expanded into several additional ranks, those being Obergefreiter, Hauptgefreiter, Stabsgefreiter and Oberstabsgefreiter (NATO Rank Code OR-3 and OR-4). Adolf Hitler held the rank of Gefreiter during his service in World War I.
    Quote from CrufflerJJ
    The translation of "gefreiter" varies from source to source. That being said, the general derogatory term for Adolf is the "Little Corporal", not the "little private".
    Trenches on the Web - Special: Rank Insignia of the German Army, 1914-1918
    "Gefreiter
    (Lance Corporal)"
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    like Obama, Hitler also brought about hope and change. Like Obama he also hated the rich (Jews).
    Quote from msn10
    For the sake of a meaningful conversation, please stop. I'm invoking Godwin's law.


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