posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 02:07 AM
reply to post by Common Good
I recently got out of Active Duty and joined the Reserves for personal reasons. Its been about a month or so since I was active.
During the primaries and election I was buddies with the old war horses who served under Clinton and I spent 2 years under Clinton. We cringed when we
found out Obama was going to be the next President. Our memories of Clinton stood out. We wanted McCain, mainly because he could identify with us and
doesn't take war lightly, nor does he look down on it.
We knew that him being a POW he would weigh heavily on decisions that might put us in harms way. It wouldn't be an easy decision for him and if he
made the decision to send us then we knew the good out weighed the bad.
Its hard to put our trust and lives in the hands of someone who never put on the uniform. However, we came to accept that he will be the one to make
the decisions and hope that he does right by us and restore our faith that a Dem President will not treat us like red headed step children, like
Then again, there were some, like in the civilian world, who talked constantly about wanting to vote in the first black President. Those were the ones
who didn't really know what Clinton did to the Military.
But hey, they are entitled to vote for what ever reason they wanted. We will see if it was the right choice.