a True Patriot

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    What Obama Could Have Said About His Pastor

    By Lawrence Korb And Ian Moss

    "In 1961, a young African-American man, after hearing President John F. Kennedy's challenge to, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country," gave up his student deferment, left college in Virginia and voluntarily joined the Marines. In 1963, this man, having completed his two years of service in the Marines, volunteered again to become a Navy corpsman....

    While this young man was serving six years on active duty, Vice President Dick Cheney, who was born the same year as the Marine/sailor, received five deferments, four for being an undergraduate and graduate student and one for being a prospective father. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, both five years younger than the African-American youth, used their student deferments to stay in college until 1968. Both then avoided going on active duty through family connections.

    Who is the real patriot? The young man who interrupted his studies to serve his country for six years or our three political leaders who beat the system? Are the patriots the people who actually sacrifice something or those who merely talk about their love of the country?

    After leaving the service of his country, the young African-American finished his final year of college, entered the seminary, was ordained as a minister, and eventually became pastor of a large church in one of America's biggest cities.__This man is Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the retiring pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, who has been in the news for comments he made over the last three decades."

    http://www.counterpunch.com/korb04052008.html
     
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    You are an idiot, but then we already knew that didn't we?

    Next you will be telling us all how Jane Fonda is a National Hero.
     
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    You are so pathetically gullible...it boggles the imagination....
     
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    And Timothy McVeigh served his country too. Is he a true patriot?
     
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    no just a troubled man used as a fall guy

    THE ROAD TO TYRANNY - Oklahoma City Bombing
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    Then he could talk about how this man waded through sniper fire in Tuzla in order to make a presentation to the little kids........oh wait. Sorry, Wrong liberal hate spewing jackass. My bad.
     
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    McVey was there... ALONG WITH OTHERS ..the atf was not???.. there was MORE THAN ONE BOMB...listen to the local news cast listen to the wittnesses
     
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    OMG dude not every thing in this country is a conspiracy, there trully are evil individuals out there.
     
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    Doesn't wash. One, I don't know that I have seen anyone question Wright's patriotism, only his politics.

    Two, if military service is not an indicator of patriotism when it works for conservaties, it isn't an indicator of patriotism only when it works for liberals.

    It is commendable, IMO, that Wright served in the Marine Corps/Navy. Good for him.

    His political opinions TODAY are STILL divisive and racist, as well as just a little bit ignorant and full of partisan blather.
     
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