We especially want to invite you, as members of the US military, to tell us (and the candidates) how you feel about pulling out of Iraq and Afghanistan before the job is done. We believe this is a major defining issue in the 2008 Presidential Election. Do you?
Please share your stories and opinions in our election discussion. We reserve the right to edit for clarity and/or length.
We know that as active duty service members, there are restrictions on your participation in the campaign process, so we welcome the opportunity to give you this outlet where you can anonymously let the candidates and the American public know how you feel about the War on Terror, as a service member, and which candidate you believe is best qualified to be your next Commander-in-Chief. Let both the politicians and the American public know how "the troops" really feel. (Please read the DoD guidelines referenced above before making your post.)
We think it's time for them to hear it "straight from the horse's mouth."
Please give us your rank, branch of service, and whether you are currently in-country in the war on terror or are a veteran of OIF or OEF. Because of the restrictions on your partisan political activity, please do not include your name. It is not necessary to list more than your rate/rank, branch of service, and where you are serving (i.e., HM3, USN, forward deployed in Iraq).
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Senator Joe Lieberman urges non-partisanship and explains why this election is so critical, and why we must vote as Americans, not Republicans, Democrats, or Independents.
The Middle East Imperative.
John McCain pages:
Of the major Presidential candidates, only John McCain has military experience. Will that be important in this election?
Senator John McCain speaks with the voice of experience.
Leadership for more than 40 years
War is Personal for McCain and Me
John McCain's True Voice
Barack Obama pages:
Who is Barack Obama?
Barack Obama's Mother
Is Barack Wright?
Do you feel Rev. Wright's fiery sermons, with their controversial subject matter, have a place in the election debate? Tell us what you think.
The Real Candidate behind Obama's Superficial Appeal
Hamas Likes Obama.
We've not had a chance to check its claims for authenticity, but we found this interesting commentary on Obama's extended family, including a number of photos. We advise you to conduct your own check for authenticity of these assertions.
Senator Hillary Clinton is a polarizing candidate. Most people either love her or hate her. Very few are ambivalent about her.
Former Clinton Advisor Dick Morris on Hillary's Legacy of Lies.
Hillary's Deception is Nothing New. She was fired in 1974 for being an "unethical, dishonest lawyer."
To find out which candidate's views are closest to your own, take the survey at the Minnesota Public Radio site. You can also view the cumulative data and the candidates' positions on the major issues by clicking on the tabs. The issues covered include: the war in Iraq, Iran and nuclear power, immigration reform, tax cuts, collapse of the mortgage industry, education, social security, and health care, among others.
Presidential Primary Calendar
Links to the candidates' campaign sites.
Regardless of which candidate you support, be sure to VOTE!
Military Absentee Voting
Restrictions on political activities by military members
Informed voters can learn what's really happening on the ground in Iraq
Bad Voodoo's War
Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it
Voice Your Opinion! Tell us which candidate you support and why.
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Anti-Military Activism in the US is becoming increasingly frequent and violent.
Increasing Threats Against Military Recruiters
American troops warned to "watch their backs" on American soil!
What the Hell is Going on Here?
Military Recruiters are necessary to our Common Defense!
Treason and Cowardice
Sound off! What are your thoughts about American troops being attacked on American soil?
The City Council in Berkeley, CA, takes an anti-military stance.
Berkeley Chamber of Commerce is off-base in their response to Brian Dennard.
Support the Anti-Berkeley Campaign.
Letter to Code Pink from the Berkeley Marine Recruiting Officer.
Add your comments about Berkeley's anti-military-stance.
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