Comments on: Obama Recalls Vietnam Vets’ Treatment as ‘National Shame’ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/obama-recalls-vietnam-vets-treatment-as-national-shame-vows-it-will-not-happen-again/ The latest Politics news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers including Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos and more. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:07:20 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Gary http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/obama-recalls-vietnam-vets-treatment-as-national-shame-vows-it-will-not-happen-again/#comment-31662677 Gary Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:28:04 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=675531#comment-31662677 What in the Hell ? Are you kidding me? What in the Hell ? Are you kidding me?

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By: John prescott http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/obama-recalls-vietnam-vets-treatment-as-national-shame-vows-it-will-not-happen-again/#comment-28380561 John prescott Tue, 21 Aug 2012 03:22:11 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=675531#comment-28380561 sad to see honoring vietnam vets elicit partisan political diatribes. i guess it never gets better. sad to see honoring vietnam vets elicit partisan political diatribes. i guess it never gets better.

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By: Noz http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/obama-recalls-vietnam-vets-treatment-as-national-shame-vows-it-will-not-happen-again/#comment-26363981 Noz Tue, 29 May 2012 21:04:51 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=675531#comment-26363981 "Bin Laden did not escape under Obama – he escaped under Bush." - Art That's right Art but if you want to be more accurate and not looked upon as a Bama Sycophant then it's better to say . . . Bin Laden did not escape under Obama – he escaped under Bush and Clinton. “Bin Laden did not escape under Obama – he escaped under Bush.” – Art

That’s right Art but if you want to be more accurate and not looked upon as a Bama Sycophant then it’s better to say . . .

Bin Laden did not escape under Obama – he escaped under Bush and Clinton.

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By: art http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/obama-recalls-vietnam-vets-treatment-as-national-shame-vows-it-will-not-happen-again/#comment-26362391 art Tue, 29 May 2012 20:41:04 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=675531#comment-26362391 They shot him dead, remember? Posted by: Noz | May 29, 2012, 4:25 pm 4:25 pm Bin Laden did not escape under Obama - he escaped under Bush. They shot him dead, remember?

Posted by: Noz | May 29, 2012, 4:25 pm 4:25 pm

Bin Laden did not escape under Obama – he escaped under Bush.

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By: Noz http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/obama-recalls-vietnam-vets-treatment-as-national-shame-vows-it-will-not-happen-again/#comment-26361081 Noz Tue, 29 May 2012 20:25:05 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=675531#comment-26361081 "Nonsense. Bin Laden and his crew escaped capture under Bush." - Jed The crew bit is debatable but Bin Laden escaped capture under Obama too. They shot him dead, remember? “Nonsense. Bin Laden and his crew escaped capture under Bush.” – Jed

The crew bit is debatable but Bin Laden escaped capture under Obama too.
They shot him dead, remember?

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By: Art http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/obama-recalls-vietnam-vets-treatment-as-national-shame-vows-it-will-not-happen-again/#comment-26360541 Art Tue, 29 May 2012 20:19:28 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=675531#comment-26360541 “Bin Laden and his crew escaped capture under Bush”. Posted by: Veritas | May 29, 2012, 2:53 pm 2:53 pm Yes, bin Laden and his crew escaped under Bush. “Bin Laden and his crew escaped capture under Bush”.

Posted by: Veritas | May 29, 2012, 2:53 pm 2:53 pm

Yes, bin Laden and his crew escaped under Bush.

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By: Veritas http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/obama-recalls-vietnam-vets-treatment-as-national-shame-vows-it-will-not-happen-again/#comment-26353871 Veritas Tue, 29 May 2012 18:53:51 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=675531#comment-26353871 "Bin Laden and his crew escaped capture under Bush". Did bin Laden plan the operation and set it up? Perhaps to the same extent that Obama "killed" bin Laden; but frankly the people who conceived,set up and executed the plan have all been killed or captured. If not, why are we holding Khalid Sheik Mohammed? Why are we debating trials for these prisoners? If his "crew " escaped why are we holding these innocent souls? “Bin Laden and his crew escaped capture under Bush”.
Did bin Laden plan the operation and set it up? Perhaps to the same extent that Obama “killed” bin Laden; but frankly the people who conceived,set up and executed the plan have all been killed or captured. If not, why are we holding Khalid Sheik Mohammed? Why are we debating trials for these prisoners? If his “crew ” escaped why are we holding these innocent souls?

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By: Disgusted with gop http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/obama-recalls-vietnam-vets-treatment-as-national-shame-vows-it-will-not-happen-again/#comment-26350671 Disgusted with gop Tue, 29 May 2012 18:14:06 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=675531#comment-26350671 Many of the people you’re smearing pay taxes of many kinds besides federal income taxes and they don’t receive any kind of ‘handouts’. They’re just regular people working at Macdonalds or Walmart or other low-end jobs and working just to get by. The Republican right are a bunch of ignorant elitists. Posted by: Can't You Read? | May 29, 2012, 12:00 pm. As well as flaming hypocrites, since I guarantee you there are just as many Republicans as Democrats who do not pay any federal income tax, after using all the deductions and allowances built in to the IRS code. THAT'S the dirty little secret Republicans never acknowledge: they are EXACTLY like the people they are slamming. I'll bet you most of the people on this forum who are Right Wing ALSO paid no federal income taxes last year. Because otherwise, they would have us believe that the entire 50% of the working population that is too poor to pay federal taxes, or has enough deductions and credits that they end up not paying them, are ALL Democrats. Anyone think THAT'S true? Especially when you consider the fact that something like eight of the top ten POOREST states in the union are red states................ Many of the people you’re smearing pay taxes of many kinds besides federal income taxes and they don’t receive any kind of ‘handouts’. They’re just regular people working at Macdonalds or Walmart or other low-end jobs and working just to get by. The Republican right are a bunch of ignorant elitists. Posted by: Can’t You Read? | May 29, 2012, 12:00 pm.

As well as flaming hypocrites, since I guarantee you there are just as many Republicans as Democrats who do not pay any federal income tax, after using all the deductions and allowances built in to the IRS code. THAT’S the dirty little secret Republicans never acknowledge: they are EXACTLY like the people they are slamming. I’ll bet you most of the people on this forum who are Right Wing ALSO paid no federal income taxes last year. Because otherwise, they would have us believe that the entire 50% of the working population that is too poor to pay federal taxes, or has enough deductions and credits that they end up not paying them, are ALL Democrats. Anyone think THAT’S true? Especially when you consider the fact that something like eight of the top ten POOREST states in the union are red states…………….

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By: Jed http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/obama-recalls-vietnam-vets-treatment-as-national-shame-vows-it-will-not-happen-again/#comment-26348221 Jed Tue, 29 May 2012 17:37:11 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=675531#comment-26348221 Since Bush killed or captured virtually the entire crew who planned 9-11 I would say that he was pretty focused after all. Posted by: Veritas | May 29, 2012, 1:19 pm 1:19 pm Nonsense. Bin Laden and his crew escaped capture under Bush. Since Bush killed or captured virtually the entire crew who planned 9-11 I would say that he was pretty focused after all.

Posted by: Veritas | May 29, 2012, 1:19 pm 1:19 pm

Nonsense. Bin Laden and his crew escaped capture under Bush.

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By: dave http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/obama-recalls-vietnam-vets-treatment-as-national-shame-vows-it-will-not-happen-again/#comment-26347981 dave Tue, 29 May 2012 17:33:39 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=675531#comment-26347981 Posted by: Veritas | May 29, 2012, 1:19 pm 1:19 pm You seem to have missed the entire point Trais was making . . . "Bush shifted the focus (and 160,000 troops) to Iraq instead of completing the mission in Afghanistan. This allowed the Taliban to regroup, get stronger and reestablish a foothold in the country. You might recall it was the Taliban who hosted al Qaeda and their agenda in Afghanistan. "President Obama has chosen to pursue and take out al Qaeda leadership in a number of countries – because of their stated goal to attack the United States. It’s a shame Bush didn’t retain this focus instead of rejigging information for his neo-con agenda to attack Iraq – the result of which was more American deaths, more American debt and tens of thousands of Iraqi deaths." Also, your 'opinion' that our position in Afghanistan is 'worse' than when Bush left office is just that - an opinion. And it's not backed up by the military commanders. By the way - what is Romney's strategic approach towards Afghanistan? What is his brilliant approach? Posted by: Veritas | May 29, 2012, 1:19 pm 1:19 pm

You seem to have missed the entire point Trais was making . . .

“Bush shifted the focus (and 160,000 troops) to Iraq instead of completing the mission in Afghanistan. This allowed the Taliban to regroup, get stronger and reestablish a foothold in the country. You might recall it was the Taliban who hosted al Qaeda and their agenda in Afghanistan.

“President Obama has chosen to pursue and take out al Qaeda leadership in a number of countries – because of their stated goal to attack the United States. It’s a shame Bush didn’t retain this focus instead of rejigging information for his neo-con agenda to attack Iraq – the result of which was more American deaths, more American debt and tens of thousands of Iraqi deaths.”

Also, your ‘opinion’ that our position in Afghanistan is ‘worse’ than when Bush left office is just that – an opinion. And it’s not backed up by the military commanders.

By the way – what is Romney’s strategic approach towards Afghanistan? What is his brilliant approach?

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