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  •  Why don't you take a second and read my comments (0+ / 0-)

    I'm the one requesting that his service be recognized and that he not be demonized.  

    Why are you choosing me to disagree with?  

    Here's a couple quotes from me:

    But why shouldn't we honor and commend his service?  Because he is of an opposite political persuasion, his service doesn't mean as much?  

    I am as liberal as they come, but I don't see what his posting on another website, or what his disagreeing with liberals has to do with whether or not his service is honored.

    I don't find it difficult at all to respect that man for his service, but not respect him for his political positions.

    We wouldn't question the service of someone who posts here, why should we question the service of a political foe?

    Diarist, please update to reflect Jeff's service (5+ / 0-)
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    I don't think it looks good to have a bunch of uninformed suggestions that he should serve.  He already has served.  

    Why would you pick one of the only people on this thread who is actually in support of the guy's service?  I'll assume you didn't have a chance to read the posts I made.  

    No, I didn't serve.  I'm also not questioning the guy's service.  

    I regard the right to embarrass each other one of the cherished parts of American democracy. -Barney Frank

    by otto on Wed Mar 28, 2007 at 05:22:26 PM PDT

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    •  I didn't check your other posts, and I apologize (1+ / 0-)
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      I saw the tenor of the other posts on the page talking about Jeff's service (a guy I have discussions with frequently through Redstate and have met), and they, quite frankly, pissed me off.  Other people, from my reading and interpretation, were basically all but saying that Jeff got out because he believes in the war, but isn't willing to sacrifice for it.

      I don't know his reasons for leaving, but I was coming from the perspective of someone who joined before 9/11, served after 9/11, and got out before our war in Iraq is complete.  To those of us who served proudly but exited when our time was finished rather than reenlisting, it is infuriating to have our courage questioned by people, many of whom wouldn't sign on the dotted line if World War II was raging.

      I misinterpreted your comments, and I apologize for that.  My basic feelings still apply to those who put forth the sentiments that I was ranting against, but you weren't one of them, and that is my bad.

      •  Thanks for coming back (0+ / 0-)

        I think politics are politics and it makes little sense for people to ruthlessly attack one another.  That doesn't mean, however, that I'll always be a turn the other cheek kind of person.

        Of course, there are some overly emotional people here, just like in any group this size.  Generally, the overly emotional people are the ones who talk the loudest.  

        I was a littel surprised at needing to defend myself from your post, because I had been receiving gentle rebukes from political allies for saying we should at least respect the service and leave it at that.  

        I regard the right to embarrass each other one of the cherished parts of American democracy. -Barney Frank

        by otto on Thu Mar 29, 2007 at 08:23:17 PM PDT

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