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Congress not keen on Afghan trip during Christmas
« on: December 05, 2012, 12:19:01 PM »

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Re: Congress not keen on Afghan trip during Christmas
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2012, 12:27:46 PM »
It is becoming more of a mystery every day why anyone would want to serve this country in the Armed Forces.

I guess it pays some...but given the permanent unemployment and welfare, I'm not sure there's much advantage there either.
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Re: Congress not keen on Afghan trip during Christmas
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2012, 12:33:50 PM »
It is becoming more of a mystery every day why anyone would want to serve this country in the Armed Forces.

I guess it pays some...but given the permanent unemployment and welfare, I'm not sure there's much advantage there either.

Reality is that "THEY ARE THERE, SERVING".  Apparently, not many in Congress want to sacrifice their own interests to visit and thereby uplift those serving for whatever reason.

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Re: Congress not keen on Afghan trip during Christmas
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2012, 10:45:24 PM »
I wonder when the lies will stop and truth begin, even as grim as the truth may be. And then I remember that for 70 years, the reign of terror in Russia called itself "the people's government." We have so far to fall, yet we are falling fast and Hell yawns to receive us.

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Re: Congress not keen on Afghan trip during Christmas
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2012, 10:51:36 PM »
Believe me, when I was in the AoR, we would rather have a good USO show than put up with a bunch of prima donna politicians and their security BS.
We had some nameless under-secretary show up at Ramadi one day, and his security monkeys blocked off our access to the latrines.


Good point I had not considered.  Thank you for your post.  Maybe these congress critters could help underwrite a rockin USO show for our warriors.  PS  always welcome your exacting POV.  Thx


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