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    SilentBrook, artmartin

    I did consider joining actually.

    But I was very much more like Romney and Cruz and others -- would rather other people do the dirty work and I support it, rather than get my hands dirty myself.

    I don't think I would have been in favor of Vietnam though, and I wanted to pull out of Iraq a lot sooner than most. But I supported and wanted us to at least bomb the hell out of Afghanistan and Iraq, and hunt down terrorists everywhere.

    So it depends on the details really, but I never got past the physical exam when sniffing around a possibliity of joining the military, maybe because I was getting a free-ride in college, maybe because I thought i was better than that, i really don't know. But these days I'm not hawkish on military issues at all, and i hate the mercenaries we use and the general MIC.

    •  I was just raised differently to never think I am (2+ / 0-)
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      kharma, balancedscales

       any job,especially the military. Of course, I would have received a lecture from my Marine dad and called an arrogant brat had I even hinted that. But then again, I am no doubt older than your mom so raised by parents the age of your grandparents so different generational perspectives we have.

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      by wishingwell on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 06:28:02 AM PST

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