Mitt Romney simply cannot boost military morale after dodging the draft and after a decade of wars implemented by BushTuesday, October 23rd, 2012
Mitt Romney simply cannot boost military morale after dodging the draft and after a decade of wars implemented by Bush. Heck, Romney is unable to convince retired military veterans via votevets.org let alone those who are currently serving and are tired of being deployed more than once to other global communities.
As a woman veteran of the Armed Forces, I take issue with people like Romney who want to become our Commander in Chief — yet, Mitt dodged the draft 4 times. Perhaps I might be more open to Mitt’s request of increasing our $2.1 trillion in defense if he had put his own ass on the line. What does Romney want an increase of $2.1 trillion for? It smells of war mongering to me, and Americans need to start choosing our battles more carefully because we need to minimize bloodshed after a decade of war.
I believe Obama won the military audience when he said:
“There’s no reason why Americans should die when Afghans are perfectly capable of defending their country,” Obama said. “After a decade of war, it’s time to do some nation-building at home.”
Face it, folks. Our military members, their families are tired of constantly being deployed.
It is time to focus on Homeland issues, and Romney is on the record for wanting to increase the Defense War budget by $2.1 trillion dollars even though our military didn’t ask for it. It’s one thing for our military to ask for an increase — but they didn’t ask for it to begin with.
It sounds like Romney is appeasing special interest groups that benefit from war — and that is the bottom line.
I believe we ought to choose our battles more carefully, and give our military a rest to a degree. When our troops are rested, and when their morale is strengthened….they become better focused fighters anyway, in fact, I’ll go so far to say that I would like to see a United States President appoint some women to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).
I leave you with this interesting BBC poll where the international community favors Obama over Mitt Romney.
A BBC World Service opinion poll has found sharply higher overseas approval ratings for US President Barack Obama than Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
An average of 50% favoured Mr Obama, with 9% for Mr Romney, in the survey of 21,797 people in 21 countries.