Why are Republicans so war crazy when...?
Democrats have more war and military experience Rick Noriega, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Texas -- joined the U.S. Army in 1979; currently Lt. Colonel in Texas Army National Guard, served in Afghanistan. (1) Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) -- rifle platoon and company commander with the Fifth Marine Regiment in the An Hoa Basin west of Danang; was awarded the Navy Cross, the Silver Star Medal, two Bronze Star Medals, and two Purple Hearts. (1) Representative Tim Walz, D-MN - Twenty-four years of service in the Army National Guard, retiring in 2005. Representative Joe Sestak, D-PA - 31 years of service in the Navy, rising to the rank of Vice Admiral. Representative Chris Carney, D-PA - Lieutenant Commander in the United States Naval Reserve, Carney served multiple tours overseas and was activated for Operation Enduring Freedom, Noble Eagle, and Southern Watch. Representative Patrick Murphy, D-PA - extensive career in the U.S. Army from 1993-2004; earned Bronze Star and Presidential Unit Citation. Representative Phil Hare, D-IL - Served in the United States Army Reserve for six years. Representative Jack Murtha (D-PA) - distinguished 37-year career in the U.S. Marine Corps, Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts, retired from the Marine Corps Reserve as a colonel in 1990. (1) Former House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt - Missouri Air National Guard, 1965-71. (1, 2) Representative David Bonior - Staff Sgt., United States Air Force 1968-72 (1, 2) Former Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle - 1st Lt., U.S. Air Force SAC 1969-72 (1, 2) Former Vice President Al Gore - enlisted August 1969; sent to Vietnam January 1971 as an army journalist, assigned to the 20th Engineer Brigade headquartered at Bien Hoa, an airbase twenty miles northeast of Saigon. More facts about Gore's Service Former Senator Bob Kerrey... Democrat... Lt. j.g., U.S. Navy 1966-69; Medal of Honor, Vietnam (1, 2) Senator Daniel Inouye, US Army 1943-'47; Medal of Honor, World War Two (1, 2) Senator John Kerry, Lt., U.S. Navy 1966-70; Silver Star, Bronze Star with Combat V, and three awards of the Purple Heart for his service in combat (1) Representative Charles Rangel, Staff Sgt., U.S. Army 1948-52; Bronze Star, Korea (1, 2) Former Senator Max Cleland, Captain, U.S. Army 1965-68; Silver Star & Bronze Star, Vietnam (1, 2) Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) - U.S. Army Reserve, 1968-1975. Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) - U.S. Army, 1951-1953. (1) Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) - Lt., U.S. Navy, 1962-67; Naval Reserve, 1968-74. (1, 2) Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) - U.S. Army Ranger, 1971-1979; Captain, Army Reserve 1979-91 (1) Former Senator Fritz Hollings (D-SC) - served as a U.S. Army officer in World War II, receiving the Bronze Star and seven campaign ribbons. (1) Representative Leonard Boswell (D-IA) - Lt. Col., U.S. Army 1956-76; two tours in Vietnam, two Distinguished Flying Crosses as a helicopter pilot, two Bronze Stars, and the Soldier's Medal. (1, 2) Former Representative "Pete" Peterson, Air Force Captain, POW, Ambassador to Viet Nam, and recipient of the Purple Heart, the Silver Star and the Legion of Merit. (1, 2) Rep. Mike Thompson, D-CA: Staff sergeant/platoon leader with the 173rd Airborne Brigade, U.S. Army; was wounded and received a Purple Heart. (1, 2) Bill McBride, Democratic Candidate for Florida Governor - volunteered and served as a U.S. Marine in Vietnam; awarded Bronze Star with a combat "V." (1) Gray Davis, former California Governor, Army Captain in Vietnam; received Bronze Star. (1) Pete Stark, D-CA, served in the Air Force 1955-57 Wesley Clark, Democratic Presidential Candidate - 38-year career of public service in the Army, culminating as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO. George McGovern, famous liberal, awarded Silver Star & DFC, dozens of missions during WWII Former President Jimmy Carter, most recent recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, seven years in the Navy. "Except for his fellow service-academy graduate Dwight Eisenhower, no President of the twentieth century spent more years in uniform than Carter. Dont tell me whos more patriotic I have family serving in the Marines and Army as we speak I have family going back to the civil war that fought I myself am joining the army. war of 1812? KOREA PLUS KENNEDY WAS PLANNING TO PULL US OUT OF VIETNAM BY THE END OF 63! Chuck Robb, US Senator from Virginia, served in Vietnam Howell Heflin... Democrat... Silver StarFormer President Jimmy Carter, most recent recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, seven years in the Navy. "Except for his fellow service-academy graduate Dwight Eisenhower, no President of the twentieth century spent more years in uniform than Carter." (New Yorker Magazine) Former Presidential Nominee Mike Dukakis - United States Army, 1955-'57 (1) Former Senator/Vice Presidential nominee Lloyd Bentsen - B-24 pilot in WWII 1942-'45, Squadron Commander; earned Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters. (1) Former Vice President Walter Mondale, U.S. Army 1951-1953 Former Senator John Glenn, D-OH (1974-1999) - Served in WWII and Korea; extensive military commendations include the Distinguished Flying Cross on six occasions, and the Air Medal with 18 Clusters. Congressman Tom Lantos, D-CA - Did not serve in the US military; did serve in the Hungarian anti-Nazi underground
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Eisenhower sent the first troops to Viet Nam after the French defeat in 1954, using Dulles' doublespeak of "advisors... More
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Additional Answers (22)
Ah, long question hurt brain!!!
Answered By: Blizzard618 - 8/23/2009
why isn't the man in the white house a vet?
Answered By: appalachian american - 8/23/2009
because republicans own the companies that make the bombs
Answered By: Phil - 8/23/2009
You, uh, wanna list the number of Republican servicemen for a change? I guarantee you'll find at least as many. And don't say war crazy, Republicans simply support the fight against ultra-Islamic terrorists in the Middle East.
Answered By: Crazynerd - 8/23/2009
US Service deaths from Democratic Wars in the last 100 years over 600000 ---------------------Republicans 19856
Answered By: JustBFree - 8/23/2009
Sounds to me like you have answered your own question bucko, also look back and see what presidents were in office at the beginning of most major conflicts the US has been involved in. oooooooooo wicked warmongering democrats
Answered By: fokker_triplane - 8/23/2009
Why are we still in Afghanistan and why is Obama escalating the war?
Answered By: Beholder - 8/23/2009
On the other hand, who got us into WW 1, WW 2, Korea, Vietnam... More
Answered By: NSA - 8/23/2009
As compared to what?
Answered By: J P - 8/23/2009
Republicans enjoy war so much because they can buy themselves and their children out of it. Therefore, they have no knowledge of the horrors of war. Democrats are loathe to use it because, as listed above, they serve and see how terrible it really is.
Answered By: Joshua C - 8/23/2009
James, you have become JFK...wow, talk about a transformation, and you thought no one paid attention... More
Answered By: It's too HOT! - 8/23/2009
1) You are unaware of a "Republican started" war. 2) It doesn't matter how many specific example you can cite, the FACT is that military personnel are disproportionately Republican.
Answered By: Peace through blinding force - 8/23/2009
Where did you get the stupid idea that the Republicans are war crazy... More
Answered By: grandmac38 - 8/23/2009
repugs support wars, not soldiers. wars are fun to watch on tv. it's like a movie but real yet not affecting them. but don't forget that bush signed up for that air national guard champagne unit before he went awol and showed back up in time to lead america into an illegal war in iraq. that counts as experience.
Answered By: Drew - 8/23/2009
The Democrats have put us in more wars over the past 100 years than the Republicans, so your argument is flawed.
Answered By: D Man - 8/23/2009
They do love to fantasize about battle. And ZaZa what do you mean you know history, what has that got to do with these brave democrats serving in the military? If your not going to read the post don't pretend to know what its about, jeez...
Answered By: Tracy L - 8/23/2009
I'm sure you left out boy scout experience ...... National guard experience? That's a joke!!! I'm sure that no reps have any military experience, McCain comes to mind... More
Answered By: Dennis P - 8/23/2009
The GOP likes to saber rattle...it makes their base feel "safe".
Answered By: Hater Police - 8/23/2009
Interesting that your avatar is the Democrat who put us in the first war we ever lost.
Answered By: Pro Con - 8/23/2009
Nice job on the research. But that proves little as far as warmongering other than we vets don't prefer to go back to war if it can be avoided. And we certainly don't want to commit our sons and daughters to the horrors of war if we can avoid it by other means... More
Answered By: Onery - 8/23/2009
we've had had our bloodiest, deadliest months of this war since obummer has been in office.
Answered By: kittymom - 8/23/2009
For the same reason Capt. Kangaroo and Mr. Rogers won the Congregational Medal of Honor. TRUE FACT... More
Answered By: Kapustin Yar - 8/26/2009
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