Ron Paul Spars With Gingrich Over Military Record

GOP candidate Ron Paul says, "At least I went when they called me up."
3:31 | 01/08/12

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Let's go to you speaker Gingrich recently doctor Paul referred to use a chicken hawk. You didn't serve -- what you just heard governor Thursday about understand military and dark Paul's comments. After all things a lot of comments. It's part of his style. My father served 27 years in the army in World War II Korea and Vietnam I grew up -- -- military family moving around the world. Since 1979 I've spent 32 years working starting with the army's training and doctrine command. It was the longest serving teacher and the senior military for 23 years. -- certainly Defense Policy Board. But let me say something about veterans was as an army brat whose family was deeply engaged I feel for veterans -- great meeting today -- -- -- with veterans. And I made a commitment in New Hampshire. -- we would reopen the hospital in Manchester. We were developing new. Clinic in the north country using telecommunications. And we would provide a system where veterans to go to their local doctor or the local hospital the idea. That a veteran in the north country in mid winter has to go all the way to Boston. Is absolutely totally fundamentally wrong and I would say is an army brat who watched his mother his sisters and his father for 27 years. Have a pretty good sense of what military families in veterans' families need. Congressman Paul would you say that again. -- -- which -- used that phrase again. -- I I think people who. Don't serve when they could and they get three -- for even deferments. Art. If they they have no right to send our kids off to war in and not. Be even against the wars that we have I'm trying to stop the wars at least you know I'm went -- they called me up. That you know the the veterans the veterans problem is a big when we have hundreds of thousands coming back from these boards. That were -- declared they were unnecessary they haven't been won their unwinnable. We have hundreds of thousands looking for care. And we have this epidemic of suicide come back -- so many have I mean if you add up all of the contractors and all the wars going on Afghanistan. And and -- we've lost 8500 Americans in severe injuries over 40000. In these are -- declared war so. Rick keeps saying and we you don't want -- libertarian step but what I'm talking about hot. I don't bring up the word you do but I talk about the constitution constitution has rules and I don't like it when Reese and our kids off to fight. These wars and win -- individuals didn't go themselves and then come up and -- asked they said -- I don't think I -- of one person could have made difference. I have a pet -- that annoys me to a great deal because when I see these young men coming back my heart weeps for them. Speaker Gingrich well. Doctor Paul has a long history. Of saying things are inaccurate and false. Fact is I never ask or deferment I was married with a child who was never -- question. My father was in fact serving in Vietnam the Mekong Delta at the time he's referring to I think I have a pretty good idea. Of what it's like as a family. To worry about your father getting killed and I personally -- The kind of comments in aspersions he routinely makes without accurate information and then just slurs people. I need one quick follow up when I was drafting I was married and had two kids and I went. -- was moved -- I was in goods.

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