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Troops 'Terrified' of a Kerry Presidency

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posted on Sep, 29 2004 @ 12:52 PM
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Sept. 28, 2004

U.S. troops on the ground in Iraq are "terrified" at the prospect that Americans back home might elect John Kerry president, a Marine and Iraq veteran who is on his way back to the front lines said Monday.

Asked how Kerry's election would affect troop morale in the combat zone, Lance Cpl. Lawrence Romack told KWEL Midland, Texas, radio host Craig Anderson, "It would destroy it."

www.newsmax.com...



posted on Sep, 29 2004 @ 12:54 PM
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Why even try that here?



posted on Sep, 29 2004 @ 12:56 PM
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Notice the one asked is a Texan...


I'm sure if you asked a trooper whose deployment has been extended twice, and whose pay just got cut back while Congress gave themselves raises, perhaps you'd get a different answer....



posted on Sep, 29 2004 @ 12:58 PM
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Originally posted by Gazrok
Notice the one asked is a Texan...


I'm sure if you asked a trooper whose deployment has been extended twice, and whose pay just got cut back while Congress gave themselves raises, perhaps you'd get a different answer....


What pay cut are you talking about?

The pay rates are going up (again) in 2005.



posted on Sep, 29 2004 @ 01:03 PM
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That's fascinating, considering I've heard many, many other soldiers blasting Bush and his fraudulent war from the field. But then again, as BoutTime pointed out, NEWSMAX? (
total right wing, Scaife-funded tripe)

My brother, for example, said his National Guard unit near completely supported Bush in the run-up to the invasion. Now, he says, they are all planning to vote for Kerry b/c Bush lied. And b/c his policies are wreaking havoc on their lives.

I'd love to see the breakdown of the military vote this year compared to 2000. I'd bet good money Bush is gonna lose their vote big-time.



posted on Sep, 29 2004 @ 01:56 PM
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The one they "fought" for in 2000?

As I'm typing this, here is the banner at the top of the page:


I always feel that this Marine is so disgusted by this pitiful CINC, that the caption reads: "Parris Island......OCS....flight school......two tours in 'Nam, and now I have to lie for this monkey!?!? Wonder if I'd get another star for ending the nation's collective misery right NOW!?!?"



posted on Sep, 29 2004 @ 02:12 PM
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Originally posted by COOL HAND

What pay cut are you talking about?

The pay rates are going up (again) in 2005.


Don't count on it. Bush flip-flops on the issue whenever he needs a rise in the polls.



Editorial: Nothing but lip service

In recent months, President Bush and the Republican-controlled Congress have missed no opportunity to heap richly deserved praise on the military. But talk is cheap and getting cheaper by the day, judging from the nickel-and-dime treatment the troops are getting lately.

For example, the White House griped that various pay-and-benefits incentives added to the 2004 defense budget by Congress are wasteful and unnecessary including a modest proposal to double the $6,000 gratuity paid to families of troops who die on active duty. This comes at a time when Americans continue to die in Iraq at a rate of about one a day.

Similarly, the administration announced that on Oct. 1 it wants to roll back recent modest increases in monthly imminent-danger pay (from $225 to $150) and family-separation allowance (from $250 to $100) for troops getting shot at in combat zones.

Then theres military tax relief or the lack thereof. As Bush and Republican leaders in Congress preach the mantra of tax cuts, they cant seem to find time to make progress on minor tax provisions that would be a boon to military homeowners, reservists who travel long distances for training and parents deployed to combat zones, among others.

Army Times


Still, a pay raise or body armor and armored HUMVEE's? It'd be a tough choice. Of course, with the tax cuts, it's a moot point.




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