Should Liberal soldiers receive the "Vietnam Vet" treatment?

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    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/7/4/123416/0107

    When I served in the first Gulf War, I was a liberal. I was more than happy to serve because the circumstances were clear. A nation was invaded by another and they asked us for help.

    As I watch this "war" progress, I could not imagine myself fighting this war. with no legitimate justification for this war.

    With that being said, I can't help but to mourn and pray for the soldiers who will fight and die, knowing that this war was wrong. What about the liberal soldiers?

    Liberals know that they have the most to loose, should this nation fall; therefore, they have the most incentive to fight for it. But as of late, the liberal soldier had been spat on, by conservatives; worst, conservatives who had never served in the military.

    How can such cowards dare to piss on the back of liberal soldiers, while they hide underneath their shells.

    I call out any conservative, who had never serve our country, to justify how you think you're better than a liberal war veteran.
     
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    Simple question. Did you served? didn't think so!
     
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    I didn't think that one type of war veteran was better than the other.

    As long as they didn't desert, they all deserve our respect.
     
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    Well, while I can support the troop so long as he does his duty and time honorably, I'm afraid I can't agree with his misguided political beliefs. Isn't that how it goes? ;)

    I can respect him for the former and disrespect him for the latter all I want.
     
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    But I work for the military, so I guess you can say I am serving my country. And I do it with pride and honor. And at the base I work at, nobody there speak's the way that liberal soldier does... They don't talk about liberal or conservative, they just say their a soldier...I don't get your post, that's all?
    I haven't seen all this spitting or yelling baby killer's at a liberal soldier. As I said before, there's always someone who will speak ill of their job, but compared to the total number of enlisted soldier's,liberal or conservative, more do not, than do, speak ill of their job.... :salute:
     
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    I have not served in the military.

    Disagreeing with a "liberal war veteran" does not mean I am better or think I am better. It just means that I disagree with their viewpoint. Which is why both the "liberal war veteran" and the "conservative war veteran" served and did their duty.......so that I can voice my opinion.

    I think the most important thing to remember is to treat each other with respect.....regardless of political beliefs.
     
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    Hmmm...could it be that he has violated the UCMJ by making public disparaging remarks about the President?

    That is big no-no and I bet there are a lot more he has committed. It is ironic as hell that the conservative soldier had to keep his mouth shut while Clinton was in office, yet some think the liberal soldier should be allowed to say anything he wants about Bush. It doesn't work that way.
     
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    I should also point out that I remember all too vividly how conservative soldiers were treated when returning from Southeast Asia....I have little sympathy for the "liberal" soldiers treatment today.

    I truly believe that ANY soldier... male or female, liberal or conservative, white, black, or green...deserves respect for their honorable service. Those who don not serve honorably are not deserving of the same respect...period.
     
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    Exactly!
     

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