Where did "40 years combat experience" as related to me ever come from? I've certainly never claimed that. I've never claimed simple "Military" experience for that length of time either. Where in the world did you come up with that number? You may question my credentials and that's fine with me. But don't spread lies and claim that I said it or anything like it. Just for the record: Viet Nam 1969-1972 *Home based Out Of South Korea* 1969 - 1972 Grenada 1983 Panama 1989 Persian Gulf 1990 - 1991 I JOINED in 1968. I retired in 1991. In addition, I had an 11 year break in service, 1972 - 1983. That's quite a few years less than the "40 years" bullshit that's being tossed around in this forum about me. If you can't tell the truth, lie, lie and lie and never admit the truth. A fairly prominent Republican politician told me that years ago. He didn't effect me but it's clear his message was well received by many of my detractors including a few that post here. I'll also repeat here that I held elective office for 21 years. Some of those years overlapped my military experience as do many politicians that are now serving as both elected officers and military volunteers. Some of you folks have definitely got problems with me personally or you are just ranting. I apologize if I've offended anyone here that has not previously offended me, but the truth must be told. I've never claimed once that I have "40 years of military or combat experience" and I refute that claim by others that I have made it. I'm a Democrat. I haven't always been one but I sure as heck am now. I've got my reasons for being a Democrat and the largest reason is that I truly care about America, Americans and freedom loving peoples wherever I find them. I am not dissuaded by cavalier and dishonest statements or purported platforms of others trying to win my vote by pretending to be something they are not. I was spat upon by the peaceniks in 1972. They weren't voters at all but they were accused of being "Democrats". I've since learned the difference between those peaceniks and peoples that truly care about the future of my country. I side with those that are serious about the preservation of the American ideals that I was raised to admire and respect and reject those that would mock my experience and deny others the guarantees they have made and continue to make with no thoughts whatsoever of any intention of delivering on those guarantees. Our constitution guarantees certain rights. Our Bill Of Rights clarifies some of that. I don't like anyone that might frivously or for profit interfere with any of that. GOD BLESS AMERICA Psychoblues Dems Gotta Keep On Truckin'