Why did the left denigrate Dan Qs NG service

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    did I miss something?

    Was there something wrong about what he did?
     
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    Why do members of the Navy, Marines, Army, and Air Force denigrate it?

    :dunno:
     
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    DQ played by the rules.

    Tell member s of the Indiana NG that he cut and ran.
     
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    As a former active duty Marine I certainly don't. They put their time in in Iraq and Afghanistan, and many of us who served between the wars, and I'm one, never served in combat.

    They obviously weren't "safe"
     
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    he peeled potato(e)s for KP?
     
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    Espri de corps
    or kinda a were better than you mentality that sports and the military instill.
     
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    And Obama visited all 57 of our states. Take you head out of his ass and take a breath man.
     
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    Um, yeah.

    The fact was, the whole concept of the National Guard was corrupted during that period.

    INstead of being a reserve of the active component, it became a place to hide out from the draft, and the privilaged and wealthy were the ones who hid out there.

    So why some poor kid got sent to the rice paddies of Southeast Asia, Dan got to pretend he was fixing trucks.
     
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    Quayle and Bush served in the NG and Clinton fled.
     
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    Most people who were in the guard after that time period knew the system was abused.

    I had a Sgt. in my IL guard unit who joined up at a time when recruiters were bribed to secure slots for people in the early 1970's.

    And when the draft ended, those people got out of the National Guard in droves. The Guard didn't really recover until the 1980's with the Reagan military buildup..
     

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