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    jimstaro, BOHICA, Don midwest

    in the hearings will be actual war vets whose views have undoubtedly been seasoned by their experiences, being "grilled" by many individuals who would not nor will not soil their hands with military service. The sanctimonious self-importance and criticism from some who's greatest challenge coming of age during war was stepping on a fliptop in Daytona on spring break is gut-wrenching. Yes, they will probably question Hagel and Kerry's "dedication," and resolve, or consistency on issues related to military actions. Someone might even offer a veiled comment questioning "patriotism," whatever that means coming from individuals who should be gagging on platitudes. I like your signature line, too. Biden served and I met his son before he deployed to Iraq with the DE Guard. Though the president did not, he has never failed to recognize and honor soldiers'/vets' sacrifice, whatever criticisms folks throw at him for how the current and wars have been pursued under his watch and how brutal the tactics are. I have nothing really substantial to say on this here. And FLOTUS and SLOTUS have done more for military families than anyone in history, I'd venture to guess. Considering how little the last administrations appeared to care for both vets and those still in the field with support and even protection, it doesn't matter in the end if someone has served. It matters more if they appreciate the gravity of committing the nation to war and the impact it has on those who serve and those who support them. This is not even to mention the damage done to nations we occupy and our international relations, which you do bring up here as well. Thank you, as always.

    I discover myself on the verge of a usual mistake. ― Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

    by dannyboy1 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 09:00:54 AM PST

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