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of course because of Dubya's reckless policies when the troops come home their jobs may be gone, savings are shot to hell, homes are worth substantially less than when the went over seas, the nation is in debt up to its butt due in part to the illegal war, and it's phantom budget. If they or their families get sick, they will probably have to go even further in debt to pay for any sort of medical attention, they will have a difficult time paying for their kids college, the country they return to has had it's reputation dragged through the mud.

 

But atleast we can still blow up stuff!

 

Good Job Dubya.

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I'm sure there's a gazillion different ways for the left to characterize this video...

 

Rest assured, none of them will be that the troops liked Bush and dislike Obama. cwm27.gif

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View PostI'm sure there's a gazillion different ways for the left to characterize this video...

 

Rest assured, none of them will be that the troops liked Bush and dislike Obama. cwm27.gif

 

I would be willing to admit it if the clips were put into a fair comparison.

 

Like DOAF said, it's like comparing an opera to a baseball game.

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I see the sheeple have memorized their talking points. clapping.gif

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"This video has received a lot of attention. As of right now, it is showing well over a half a million hits since it was posted on March 1. It is also controversial. Many Obama supporters have claimed to debunk the video by pointing out that the events were not comparable. They argue that the event in Anbar province that President Bush attended in September 2007 was informal. The Camp Lejune event that President Obama attended, on the other hand, was more formal. They point out that it is not fair to compare two events in which the Marines are subject to different rules of behavior.

 

In fairness, they are correct. The events were different in many ways and the Marines present were subject to different behavioral expectations. There is, however, more to this video than that. If the content of this video were that easily debunked it would not still be drawing tens of thousands of hits per day. The different degrees of formality aside, this video is quite revealing.

 

In the video, the Marines exhibit obvious love and respect for President Bush. His visit was not an event that followed closely on the heels of 9/11. This video was taken after the worst days of the war and after the surge created major progress in the region. The president is visiting the troops in Anbar Province, the home of the infamous Falluja and Ar Ramadi killing grounds. This visit took place after the province had been pacified. In other words, the Marines showed their love of Mr. Bush even after the darkest days of the war.

 

The Lejune video, on the other hand, shows Obama entering with all the pomp and circumstance of a royal visit to the peasants. Hail to the Chief plays in the background; something that President Bush didn't allow during his military visits. Obama knows that keeping the Marines locked at the position of attention means that no comparison can ever be made to the loving reception President Bush regularly received from the troops. Obama knows how the Marines feel, and will always treat them exactly like the rabble he sees.

 

This is the real truth of the video and why it is so popular. It warms the heart of Bush supporters to see President Bush receive the love, gratitude and respect of these warriors. It angers Obama supporters because they also see the love President Bush receives and they know their man will never see anything similar from the troops. They know that these warriors loved the last president and will never give similar respect to this one.

 

A good YouTube video stirs the emotions and this one does that. It elicits different emotions in different people but the underlying truth that is the catalyst for the emotional response is the same for everyone. The Marines loved President Bush in a way they will never love President Obama."

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I am sure that the officer corps would prefer President Bush, while wishing for a competent President Bush. He talks the talk they like, except he doesn't deliver the support they need. I'd bet that most would - in private - agree that his decisions as war leader were most often bad, bad, bad. (One of these years we'll get JimP to concede that the manpower allotted to the Iraq War was inadequate from the start, but he's not ready to admit this in public yet. Hey, JimP HappyWave.gif) I also suspect they're torn between a desire to see the job through, and see Iraq established as a secular democracy practising a free-market capitalism, and an awareness that neither the US Army nor the American public has another 20 years to invest in this and thereby secure the results of efforts previously made.

 

Yes, boys and girls, that probably IS how long it would take to make things decisively right.

 

As for the enlisted men ... more conservative then most Americans, more Republican, you'd think. But the Democrats got more candidates for office from the returning veterans then did the GOP. That was true at least for this past election; it'll be interesting to see if that is true or not for the midterms, coming up.

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You can bet the Obama administration is well aware of this youtube and will make a uniformed crowd applaud and scream on cue verrrrrry soon. They'll toss a rapper or Bung Jovi on stage to get a military audience to show up, and then have the President make a grand entrance.

 

Military men and women, active duty or vets, generally prefer one of our own as Commander in Chief. President Carter had a hard way to go and he was a vet. President Clinton was not a vet but was kind of successful in spite of his perceived weakness. That is until he stained a blue dress and stuck a cigar where the sun don't shine. skunk.gif

 

President Obama as a college student, community organizer, junior senator, and presidential candidate will have do more than shoot a few baskets if he expects to get anywhere near the admiration earned by President Bush.

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View PostYou can bet the Obama administration is well aware of this youtube and will make a uniformed crowd applaud and scream on cue verrrrrry soon. They'll toss a rapper or Bung Jovi on stage to get a military audience to show up, and then have the President make a grand entrance.

 

Military men and women, active duty or vets, generally prefer one of our own as Commander in Chief. President Carter had a hard way to go and he was a vet. President Clinton was not a vet but was kind of successful in spite of his perceived weakness. That is until he stained a blue dress and stuck a cigar where the sun don't shine. skunk.gif

 

President Obama as a college student, community organizer, junior senator, and presidential candidate will have do more than shoot a few baskets if he expects to get anywhere near the admiration earned by President Bush.

 

Then how come they cheered for Bush? He's a vet like Dr. Pepper is a doctor.

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