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Gee, where's Barack? I'm sure because of his undying love for our military, he'd be somewhere in these pictures assuring the troops of an early departure in spite of their defeat... Oh wait. He hasn't been to Iraq in over 2 years? Imagine his surprise at the current state of affairs. Great photos of great Americans; thanks for the post.
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2008 on McCain in Iraq 2008 at BlackFive
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I posted this somewhere else, but found the actual post a few minutes ago. I'm pissed off enough about Carter to post this account again: I swore into the USN January 1979, one month after my 17th birthday. Uniforms were 'Utilities' and 'Salt and Peppers'. Moral was at an all time low with drug abuse rampant. After two months of boot camp, two months of 'A' school, and two months of 'C' school, I was permanently assigned to Commander Fleet Activities Okinawa, AIMD Power plants. When President Regan was elected, a new CNO took the helm, and required ALL sailors Navy wide to view a video. The main message of the video and his personal goal was to restore pride in the Navy Globally. Traditional dungarees and 'Crackerjacks' were reinstated with discipline being elevated, but what was most profound was the message to those sailors who no longer wanted to be in the Navy. The CNO point blank said "If you don't want to serve, we don't want you", and offered a short term window for any sailor to request an honorable ‘early’ discharge, though foregoing all Veteran's benefits. A few of my shipmates who had left the ranks of those with honor and pride took him up on his offer and quit. By the time my enlistment was finished in 1985, the level of pride and proficiency had increased but still fell short of what should have been. The harm President Carter did to the men and women of the Navy took decades to restore, and would have taken longer had Reagan not followed Carter. As a veteran who lived and served during the Carter administration, I am gravely concerned with the prospect of an Obama Presidency as his campaign messages and total lack of executive level experience mimic those of Carter's. if he is elected, history will repeat itself.
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2008 on Call for Submissions: Investment at BlackFive
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I swore into the USN January 1979, one month after my 17th birthday. Uniforms were 'Utilities' and 'Salt and Peppers'. Moral was at an all time low with drug abuse rampant. After two months of boot camp, two months of 'A' school, and two months of 'C' school, I was permanently assigned to Commander Fleet Activities Okinawa, AIMD Power plants. When President Regan was elected, a new CNO took the helm, and required ALL sailors Navy wide to view a video. The main message of the video and his personal goal was to restore pride in the Navy Globally. Traditional dungarees and 'Crackerjacks' were reinstated with discipline being elevated, but what was most profound was the message to those sailors who no longer wanted to be in the Navy. The CNO point blank said "If you don't want to serve, we don't want you", and offered a short term window for any sailor to request an honorable ‘early’ discharge, though foregoing all Veteran's benefits. A few of my shipmates who had left the ranks of those with honor and pride took him up on his offer and quit. By the time my enlistment was finished in 1985, the level of pride and proficiency had increased but still fell short of what should have been. The harm President Carter did to the men and women of the Navy took decades to restore, and would have taken longer had Reagan not followed Carter. As a veteran who lived and served during the Carter administration, I am gravely concerned with the prospect of an Obama Presidency as his campaign messages and total lack of executive level experience mimic those of Carter's. if he is elected, history will repeat itself.
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Good post and insight VW. We've all been asking what the heck this guy is planning to do as President; now we know. He plans on handing us over to our enemies. He wants to eliminate Nukes? I suppose then we can assume North Korea won't produce any more, China will cease, India and Pakistan will hand over their arsenal and technology, France will acquiesce, Russia will comply, and any other country that I neglected to list will fall in line as well. What an asshat to assume that could even remotely be an attainable goal. The only thing that would be accomplished is we would be caught with our pants down in broad daylight. Consider this stolen and posted on Gawfer.
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