Obama NOW Says He Wanted To Join The Military?

When asked by George Stephanopoulos whether or not he had ever considered serving in the military, Democratic presidential nominee and Junior Senator from Illinois Barack Obama said the following:

You know, I actually did. I had to sign up for Selective Service when I graduated from high school.

And I was growing up in Hawaii. And I have friends whose parents were in the military. There are a lot of Army, military bases there.

And I actually always thought of the military as an ennobling and, you know, honorable option. But keep in mind that I graduated in 1979. The Vietnam War had come to an end. We weren’t engaged in an active military conflict at that point. And so, it’s not an option that I ever decided to pursue.

My Take: What a stunning revelation!  First of all every male had to sign up for Selective Service, so the Junior Senator gets no kudos for that, nice try!  Second, Obama decided not to enlist in the military because there was no war going on?  Will someone tell this Donkey Lover that the majority of military personnel have enlisted during peace times.  So is he saying that he was a War-Monger?  Was he for Vietnam? Or is Obama saying that the only reason people enlist is to go to war?  What did he mean?

As a 13 year Veteran I think this is another absolute lie that this Junior (emphasis on Junior) Senator would just pull out of his ass, trying to somehow relate to the military and our families!  This guy has no idea what he is saying, or does he?  This is the first time anyone has ever heard him say this.  This is how I know Obama is lying through his teeth.  When Obama has conducted speeches in front of Veterans, it never was revealed that he wanted to join.  When Obama gave his moving speech on Memorial Day and he was addressing the Veterans in the audience, thinking he was suppose to memorialize them– instead of the grave sites behind him, he never mentioned he wanted to join.  And let’s not forget that Obama has authored two books and never mentioned anything about joining the military, but he didn’t hesitate writing about snorting cocaine.

What a lack of respect for our military and the sacrifices that have been paid for this war.  By throwing this lie out there, Junior hopes to somehow align himself with the military.  The same military that he refused to fund and support to win this war.  The same military he has voted against time after time again.  The same military that he never visited for 900 days, because he was too busy.  The same military in which he still will not give full credit to for the success of the surge, which he of course voted against.

This community organizer believes if can tell people that he would have enlisted if there was a chance at combat, it just might win over some voters.  Well Junior, sorry to say your lie won’t win over many pro-military voters, given who your opponent is in this election…

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~ by bohography on September 7, 2008.

One Response to “Obama NOW Says He Wanted To Join The Military?”

  1. While I respect John McCain’s military service, get real. In McCain’s day ALL men HAD to do into the military. Many guys went ahead and enlisted, because they knew they were going to get drafted anyway. Enlisting was a way to have some say about what branch of the service they could get into.

    But would McCain have enlisted if there was no draft? No one knows that.

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