Mitt Romney has failed foreign policy debate when he dodged the draft and Vietnam War; Veterans don’t trust Multiple Choice MittMonday, October 8th, 2012
Mitt Romney has failed foreign policy debate when he dodged the draft and Vietnam War; Veterans don’t trust Multiple Choice Mitt, and it shouldn’t be a surprise that Obama did better than Mitt Romney as it relates to veterans and how we feel.
From the Huffington Post:
First of all, as a female veteran of the United States Armed Forces – I do not think Romney is qualified to attack Obama on his foreign policy
particularly when he dodged the draft. Romney avoided military service at the height of the fighting after high school by seeking and receiving four draft deferments according to Selective service records. Romney was of age to fight for our Country, but sought deferments instead.
As a veteran of the United States Air Force, and as a former female soldier of the Armed Services, I will not vote for Mitt Romney. How can a man who “claims” to love our Country seek deferments that prevented Romney fighting for her? For the record, I am supporting President Obama in 2012, and it will be my first time voting for a Democratic President ever.
Though an early supporter of the Vietnam War, Romney avoided military service at the height of the fighting after high school by seeking and receiving four draft deferments, according to Selective Service records. They included college deferments and a 31-month stretch as a “minister of religion” in France, a classification for Mormon missionaries that the church at the time feared was being overused. The country was cutting troop levels by the time he became eligible for the draft, and his lottery number was not called.
President Barack Obama, Romney’s opponent in this year’s campaign, did not serve in the military either. The Democrat, 50, was a child during the Vietnam conflict and did not enlist when he was older.
But because Romney, now 65, was of draft age during Vietnam, his military background _ or, rather, his lack of one _ is facing new scrutiny as he courts veterans and makes his case to the nation to be commander in chief. He’s also intensified his criticism lately of Obama’s plans to scale back the nation’s military commitments abroad, suggesting that Romney would pursue an aggressive foThe foolishness of Romney’s reaction is glaring. Pretending that the statement from the U.S. embassy in Cairo was anything other than a completely understandable and reasonable attempt by its occupants to save their own lives borders on disgraceful. Romney’s implication that the statement was issued at the height of the attacks is also false; it was actually released earlier in the day, a preventive measure aimed at keeping the protests from turning violent.reign policy as president that could involve U.S. troops.