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    I am a male 65 year old US Army Vet (Vietnam) with a wife and son who is in the Army (Airborne, Ranger,all that stuff). I am a Christian Conservative who has voted Republican all my life. However, I am so fed up with the liars in Washington in both parties that I am switching to Independent. This is almost a joke, because in the end there are only two choices. I am very bitter seeing what has happened to my coutry over the past 30 years. I love my country but distrust my Government. I see Vietnam and Iraq as two peas in a pod. I have visited one or two of the Liberal sites and must admit that I feel like I vistied the moon. I wish I could understand them. But what the heck I don't really understand the Republican party which is supposed to be conservative. I believe that as a people we need to better understand each other and what makes each of us tick if for no other reason than to understand you enemy. I know that is a terrible attitude but when I went on the Huffington Post to try to understand how they think, I thought I was in a foreigh country. I would appreciate any feedback
     
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    glad to have you on the board!!
     
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    Awesome! Welcome smag.
     
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    :welcome: Jump on in! The water is fine in here ..... sometimes. lol :D
     
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    Welcome to the forum!!

    I am also a Vietnam Era Vet.

    Yes, I also see Iraq as just another Vietnam.
     
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    I'm not a vet. But I am a Marine Mom .... he is out now. Thank God! But I agree Iraq is another Vietnam. A no win situtation ... or 'victory' ... as they claim it to be.
     
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    This is strange, but just an observation, most of those who support the Iraq ware are not even associated with the military, most of those who support the troops but not the war are.
     
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    Good observation KK
     
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    Your overgeneralization of "support the Iraq War" leaves much to be desired.

    Some people did not support the decision to invade, even though there was justification for doing so, but support winning it since we're in it.

    While there ARE similarities to Vietnam, the two wars are not alike by just as many dissimilarities.
     
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    It was just an observation, as stated, and only said most not all, also didn't want to get into full detail. Observations are just that, never based on fact or polls or anything specific, just how one sees it.
     

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