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    Q. What's the difference between the Vietnam War and the Iraq War?

    Q. What's the difference between the Vietnam War and the Iraq War?

    A. George W. Bush had a plan to get out of the Vietnam War.

    Hehe. Funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplepaul
    Q. What's the difference between the Vietnam War and the Iraq War?

    A. George W. Bush had a plan to get out of the Vietnam War.

    Hehe. Funny.
    I was thinking the answer would be "about 34 years"
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplepaul
    Q. What's the difference between the Vietnam War and the Iraq War?

    A. George W. Bush had a plan to get out of the Vietnam War.

    Hehe. Funny.
    A. Same concept, different administrations.

    That's a good one! LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplepaul
    Q. What's the difference between the Vietnam War and the Iraq War?

    A. George W. Bush had a plan to get out of the Vietnam War.

    Hehe. Funny.
    It was his dad who got the scaredy drunkard out of the Vietnam War.
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    Easy...........50,000 and 1,000
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    Quote Originally Posted by MR_GRUMPY
    Easy...........50,000 and 1,000
    The way W.'s going, the difference will narrow.
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    difference?

    Q. What's the similarity between the Vietnam War and the Iraq War?

    A. John Kerry was first in favor of both then against both when it became more politically expedient for him. he.he.he.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougSloan
    Q. What's the similarity between the Vietnam War and the Iraq War?

    A. John Kerry was first in favor of both then against both when it became more politically expedient for him. he.he.he.
    I imagine there are plenty of soldiers who went into both Vietnam and Iraq with the best of intentions and then realized they had made a big mistake and that the war wasn't what they expected it would be. Bush never served in combat so how would he know one way or another?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bocephus Jones II
    I imagine there are plenty of soldiers who went into both Vietnam and Iraq with the best of intentions and then realized they had made a big mistake and that the war wasn't what they expected it would be. Bush never served in combat so how would he know one way or another?
    Are you saying that only combat experienced soldiers are elegible to have an opinion on war, and therefor qualified to be commander in chief? I'll take a look, but I'd bet the majority of presidents never saw combat, and some no military service at all. Careful, you may be disqualifying our last president.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougSloan
    Q. What's the similarity between the Vietnam War and the Iraq War?

    A. John Kerry was first in favor of both then against both when it became more politically expedient for him. he.he.he.
    Kerry's a realist. W.'s a deluded madman.
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    Kerry is an Idealist not a Realist

    By definition of Realism in International Politics John Kerry is not a Realist he's an Idealist

    Most would say he's a put your finger up and see which way the wind is blowing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougSloan
    Are you saying that only combat experienced soldiers are elegible to have an opinion on war, and therefor qualified to be commander in chief? I'll take a look, but I'd bet the majority of presidents never saw combat, and some no military service at all. Careful, you may be disqualifying our last president.
    Our last President didn't go off an invade another country for no reason, spend $200 billion doing it, and, oh yeah, get over 1,000 troops killed while causing the people of every nation in the world to hate the USA.

    I'm sure you see some kind of equivalence, but there isn't any. When Clinton left office, the USA commanded respect in the world and was in great shape economically. What has happened since then? Don't you dare say it was 9/11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giovanni sartori
    By definition of Realism in International Politics John Kerry is not a Realist he's an Idealist.
    Thank you for being the keeper of "definitions" in International Politics! ;)

    I still say that Kerry is a realistic politician -- Bush is a deluded nincompoop!
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    Perhaps most Republicans would say that but a more accurate statement would be that some would say...

    I was going to let it go, but tolerating falsehoods such as this is what has gotten us into this mess.


    Quote Originally Posted by giovanni sartori

    Most would say he's a put your finger up and see which way the wind is blowing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DougSloan
    Are you saying that only combat experienced soldiers are elegible to have an opinion on war, and therefor qualified to be commander in chief? I'll take a look, but I'd bet the majority of presidents never saw combat, and some no military service at all. Careful, you may be disqualifying our last president.
    30 of 43 Presidents served of those 15 or more were in combat operations from Washington to Bush 41. 6 I believe were Generals of some sort from the Civil War alone.

    Although there is more to choose from the Presidents that served in the military have, let's say a better quality about them as far as history is concerned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DougSloan
    Are you saying that only combat experienced soldiers are elegible to have an opinion on war, and therefor qualified to be commander in chief?
    I would say this: military deserters, (especially in time of war or combat) are not eligible to be CinC.

    See: George W. Bush

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougSloan
    Are you saying that only combat experienced soldiers are elegible to have an opinion on war, and therefor qualified to be commander in chief? I'll take a look, but I'd bet the majority of presidents never saw combat, and some no military service at all. Careful, you may be disqualifying our last president.
    GW Bush: No

    Clinton: No

    GHW Bush: Yes

    RR: No, but served, Army, WW2

    Carter: No, but served, Navy, Korea

    Ford: Yes, Navy, WW2

    Nixon: No, but served, Navy, WW2

    Johnson: Questionable, but recieved the silver star, Navy, WW2. Here is the citation for his silver star:
    For gallantry in action in the vicinity of Port Moresby and Salamaua, New Guinea on June 9, 1942. While on a mission of obtaining information in the Southwest Pacific area, Lieutenant Commander Johnson, in order to obtain personal knowledge of combat conditions, volunteered as an observer on a hazardous aerial combat mission over hostile positions in New Guinea. As our planes neared the target area they were intercepted by eight hostile fighters. When, at this time, the plane in which Lieutenant Commander Johnson was an observer, developed mechanical trouble and was forced to turn back alone, presenting a favorable target to the enemy fighters, he evidenced marked coolness in spite of the hazards involved. His gallant action enabled him to obtain and return with valuable information
    JFK: Yes, Navy, WW2

    Ike: Yes, supreme allied commander, WW2. 5-star general, also served WW1, no combat.

    Truman: Yes, WW1, Army

    FDR: No, but was asst. sec. of Navy in WW1/

    Hoover: No

    Coolige: No

    Harding: No

    Wilson: No

    Taft: No

    T. Roosevelt: Yes, Spanish-American war, Cuba
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