By Henry Decker

Strange But True: Mitt Romney Spent The Vietnam War In A French Palace

December 16, 2011 11:22 pm Category: Politics 106 Comments A+ / A-
Strange But True: Mitt Romney Spent The Vietnam War In A French Palace

Running for President of the United States means thinking that you’re the one person best equipped to become the leader of the free world — which could be considered a personality tic, to say the least. “You’re probably fairly weird,” is how Newt Gingrich once put it. This is why The National Memo has launched “Strange But True,” a regular feature that will present old anecdotes, little-known facts, curious quotes and amusing videos showing a side of our politicians that they probably wish the public would ignore. (Here’s the archive.)

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Like many hawkish politicians of his generation, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney managed to avoid serving in the Vietnam War through family connections. The young Romney could not use a student deferment from the draft — having dropped out of Stanford University after only two semesters — but avoided service anyway with the assistance of the Mormon elders.

The son of George Romney, then Michigan’s governor, he was one of a limited number of Mormon youth chosen as missionaries — a status that protected him from the draft between July 1966 and February 1969 as a “minister of religion or divinity student.” Essentially, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints re-routed Romney from Vietnam to the south of France, where he served as missionary.

According to Romney, proselytizing in la belle France was no picnic. Romney recently rebutted suggestions that his immense wealth has left him out of touch with ordinary Americans by claiming he learned how the other 99 percent live through his service in France. According to Romney, his French quarters had no working bathroom — “we had instead the little pads on the ground,” and “there was a chain behind you with a bucket,” Romney says — and to shower, Romney claims that “if we were lucky, we actually bought a hose and we stuck it on the sink…and wash ourselves that way.”

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  • snarky

    Always knew the Mitt was one of those lucky dudes. He even got to learn French.
    I spent some of the war in Phan Theit, Pleiku, An Khe, Dalat, and whole bunch of other places. Being with the 7/17 Air Cavalry 3rd 506th 101st Airborne Division, I got to see a lot of places. Never got to learn French though. Darn it.

  • pindycat

    Well Mitt, as you said in the debate your not one of those persons who has had to struggle, your right nieither have your sons. Yet our brothers, and sons have struggled given their health and life for you and yours to hide in France.Mittons you are so entitled to everything, where did you learn that. Is that part of your beliefs and teachings because what little I know of your beliefs you have responsibilities to what you do on this earth, not entitilements as you say. Go away Mittons, just go away. Mittons the world does not owe you anything the world was here before you.

  • catt11daddy

    None, of those bums served in the military Perry might have been active duty.The last true military war veterans was George Bush 1,rest were draft dogers, left wing liberals or reserve members-Bush 2.
    Should be mandatory the president have military serve,if your going to be in charge of the most elite services in the world.

  • zoedantin

    This man frightens me because of his pandering to the extreme folks in the TeaParty/Republicans. Romney is backing away from setting up a decent health plan in Massachusetts, is known for outsourcing or eliminating jobs to better a company’s bottom line profits, and now spouts crap about another war with Iran! What is it with these chicken hawks that so want to send other people’s sons and daughters to useless (but expensive and unpaid for) wars? If that happens, I want a draft re-instated, one that would equally apply to the religious, the wealthy, and all the students pursuing doctorate degrees. Vietnam was my era and I well remember those poor guys who were drafted, some never to return.

  • kwdnow

    While I have no intention on supporting Romney for President based on real issues, I feel it is important to be accurate in reporting. First, the article states, “he was one of a limited number of Mormon youth chosen as missionaries…” This is not an accurate statement since all Mormon youth in good standing between the ages of 19 and 23 are encouraged, and even expected, to serve a mission (between 18 months and two years). Also, while serving that mission, Mormon missionaries will normally live in numerous different apartments, homes, etc., so to characterize one possible lodging place during that time is also misleading and inaccurate. My gripe here is that we should first be accurate, but also we need to focus on real meaningful issues when looking at candidates. If we focused solely on religious beliefs and connections, then I would say there are many starnge beliefs that I find troubling, like drinking wine as the blood of Christ, and not using electricty from Friday night to Saturday night, and not bathing during daylight hours for entire month of fast…How about coming up with real issues to talk about, like how Romney makes a living (an enormous living) from downsizing and dismantling American businesses, taking away our jibs, etc.

    • NorthForkBob

      To every Vietnam era vet Romney skirting the draft is a real issue. For me and many of my friends it changed our lives forever

  • Common Sense Patriot

    In all my life, about the only piece of BS I’ve seen as bad as this are some of the attacks made against Barack Obama — both full of half-truths, inuendo, unsubstantiad accusations and characterizations, and outright lies. Even if the author thinks what he wrote is true, he should get off his writer butt and check out a few well known and documented facts about Mormons and Mormon missionaries. First, virtually every young Morman male is expected to go on a mission when he is 19 years old. That means many of them attend one year of college after high school, then go on a 2 year mission, and then return and finish college, which is what Romney did. This is true no matter if you are a poor or rich Mormon. Many young men from poor families are sent on missions with the aid of contributions from their home Ward (local church) so that everyone who is worthy and who wants to serve gets the opportunity. And they serve all over the world, including in the United States, and they don’t get a choice as to where they are sent. That is determined by the Geneal Authorities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon church, which is a nickname). To be worthy, you have to be a full tithe payer, be morally clean, not use alcohol or drugs, or smoke, and have to be active in serving in your callings in your present Ward when called. They serve in countries from Russia (where my son was sent at my expense)to Los Angeles, California, to New York City, to Canada, to Mexico and South America, to Australia, to England, France (indeed all of Curope and much of Asia) and Africa. Here are some statistics from PBS educational television: “The Mormon church’s membership has more than doubled since the early 1980s, and the church says it is growing at a rate of roughly 1 million members every three years. Church statistics cite nearly 12.9 million church members worldwide in 2006, organized into 27,475 wards and branches.
    Of its total membership, 14 percent live in Utah, and more than 50 percent live outside the United States. More than 50,000 Mormon missionaries are said to be active across 162 countries, distributing church materials translated into over 93 languages.” These are simple, easy to find facts. “More than 50,000 missionaires…” Get it! Romney was only doing what almost every young Mormon does. It was not a ruse to get out of serving in the Vietnam War. In fact, I personally known dozens of men, who at 19 during the Vietnam War, served in both the military and served a mission for the Mormon Church. And the do not live in “opulent” quarters, I don’t care what anybody says. No matter how much money their families may have, the Mission President where they serve must approve living quarters for all Mormon missionaires, and they do not allow someone to live in an opulent palace. Nobody. Rich or not. They live frugally, as is the custom, to teach them humility and sacrifice. They must live strictly by Mormon moral standards and they spend every day with set duties of missionary service, including time in the evenings reading scripture and studying Chruch doctrine, and in prayer, not to mention doing their own laundry, cleaning their apartment, etc. So, get your facts straight before you start criticizing and doing sensationalizing reporting. By the way, I retired from a career as a journalist and know poor reporting when I see it.

  • WP

    I feel like I’m reading the National Inquirer publication. The inaccuracies are numerous in this obviously bias reporting. When one learns the full story in context, then one can make a more educated decision about anyone.

    I know there is more to the “palace” story than meets the eye. For example, the “mission home” (as termed by the Mormons) is usually much nicer than where the missionaries stay throughout the country. The mission home is a place where the Mission president can meet with dignitaries, etc. Kind of like in the military, the General’s tent is much nicer than the enlisted men’s tent. This mission home is where the named son Richard Anderson actually would have lived, as the mission president’s wife and children go together to serve. Mitt Romney as missionary could have indeed been in an apartment described as he indicated. Doesn’t surprise me one bit.

    As to “being chosen”, during that time, the LDS church was limited as to how many young men they could send on missions. I think it a high compliment that Mitt was “chosen” to go. That meant that he was an above average mormon boy. Only the best kids would be sent. The creme de la creme, not a borderline young man that wouldn’t be a true representative of the Church’s values and high standards. Plus, serving a mission didn’t exempt you from the draft. In fact, you were put back into the draft list when you returned home from your mission. (My husband has a brother that this applied to.) There you have it. Romney has a solid core value system. He can work with others not of his values. And this writer Henry Decker doesn’t get the picture of Romney’s service to his faith. He spun it to make a sensational “Strange but True” story. It should have been titled “Spinning the Truth about Romney.”

    Does anyone discuss the amazing fact that Mitt was governor of Massachusetts with an 85% democrat legislature. He vetoed 100’s of bills, but many were overturned by the legislature. After-all he was only 1/3 of the government. That’s our republic at work. I think he should be praised for working with the dems, like a lone tuna in shark infested waters.

    Let’s get to the real fundamental issues of what made America great and how we can restore those qualities again to America. And not like a commenter said above of how Mitt “downsized” and “dismantled” American businesses, “taking away our jobs”, etc. Don’t you get it. America is free to pursue happiness. We have freedom to prosper. Freedom to try. And that includes freedom to fail. Yes, fail. If you’ve got a business that isn’t cutting the water, then “dismantle” it and start over. A tree doesn’t hate its gardener when it gets pruned way back or when the dead branches ares taken out. It is happy that it was cut back because it makes for a much better and prosperous tree. Funny thing, my dad always taught me, if it is a bad tree, yank it out and plant another one. Don’t waste your time and money. How many thousands of jobs did Mitt help create? Good solid jobs? The company Staples is a good example. I don’t blame the pruner Mitt Romney, I blame the management of those companies that ran their companies into the ground. Mitt at least tried to restructure them, but if they’re too far gone, adios!

    When will you report about how Romney literally saved the Salt Lake Olympics from total disaster due to a huge scandal? I’m sure that there were many limo drivers that were upset that Mitt changed the mode of transportation for many officials to vans from limos. He cut the budget, rallied the community, and made it one of the most successful Olympics in history.

    Again, let’s get to the real stories and not some misinformed and spun snippets from the story. And what’s funny about all this, currently I’m not even a Romney supporter. ANY OF THE CURRENT CANDIDATES WOULD BE FAR BETTER THAN OBAMA. And that’s my opinion from looking at the core principles of what Obama believes and the core principles of what made this country great to begin with.

    • drsaul

      how much money did mitt get from our government to make the olimpics succesful? did mitt ride in a van also?

      • Imreadytovote

        Mitt did not take any salary for the 3 yrs of service he did for the olympics. Nor for the 4 yrs he served as Gov. of MA. I don’t know what he drove, and who cares.

        And WP, well said.

  • vapiet

    We seem to have a little difference of opinion from some experts, a fellow Mormon on the mission, and other Mormons who were not there. I have always heard it said that ALL young men (not women? I do not know) were expected to give ca. two years of their young lives, interrupting their education in many cases. Frankly, except for strictly medical work, I am against missionary activity. There is nothing wrong with being a Buddhist- or animist.I remember almost 60 years ago as a student in Germany and Austria, eating at Kolping Haus, a institution run by the Catholics for young apprentices, rooms and dorms, and a restaurant open to all. Good food at very low prices. A group of Mormon missionaries, young men, ate there often, and the priest in charge sometimes joined them, he with a glass of wine and a cigar, while they talked and debated, I guess- but very friendly. A German friend once remarked, “I don’t understand them; everyone here has his religion, either Catholic or Protestant.” Made sense to me.

  • LaurenceBachmann

    I have no fondness whatsoever for Romney, but cut the crap. Who WASNT trying to get out of serving in Vietnam circa 1968? It was the TET Offensive you idiot. The war was at its nadir and everyone who had half a brain would seize upon any exemption possible. I am old enough to remember, and it was Democrats like me, Bill Clinton, Vernon Jordan et al. who were scrambling. And if I could have done my time in a French Chateau I would have. And so would you Henry, unless you’re as silly as this piece of fluff you call journalism. And BTW, you did of course serve in Iraq and Afghaniistan? You didn’t leave it to people less poor to do your fighting for you? Right. So spare us the hollier-than-thou horse shit. It’s a Republican thing. Leave them to it and stick to the issues. Not what a 19 year old boy did or did not do. Your piece is embarrassing.

    • NorthForkBob

      How did you beat the draft?

    • ClydeMcWhorter

      What Freedoms or Liberties Has Obama Taken?? Name One. No one cares how much money Romney has, Would like to see details on how he made it. If He Would just Show his INCOME Tax Returns. If He Does Not Show His Returns, He Will Not Be Elected, IF He Does Show Them, He Can Not Be Elected.

      Mit Romney’s Daddy Was Born In Mexico, Under Mexican Law That Makes Mit Romney A Mexican Citizen. Mit Has Never Denounced His Mecican Citizenship….

      FOUR MORE YEARS FOR OBAMA!!!

  • Petertje

    The conservatives can relax. Romney’s French pronuciation is excruciating.

  • KenMorgan

    Just another Rep. phoney who, with the help of Daddy and the Mormon church didn’t have to deal with the draft, serving his country, living life with a silver spoon in his mouth. Lies and more lies about how tough his “mission days” were.
    As catt11daddy wrote, no one should be President of the United states of America, with the title of “Commander & Chief of the Armed forces” if they never served on active duty, and in combat. They should appreciate where they are sending America’s young brave men and women to fight and die on foriegn soil. In fact, this should apply to all who are elected and sent to Washinton D.C. Check out Sen. Hatch, Rep. Senator from UT. I am one year older than he. I joined the military during the Korean War. The draft was still active several years later. How did he beat it?? A short time ago he, Sen. Hatch, made the comment, he “would die for this country!” RIGHT! What a bunch of phonies, fulll of BS. we have elected and sent to Washington. As it stands, every Republican in office in Washington should be removed now, not later.

  • PattiOGara

    He is one of a many. You know there is a way around anything and if you are wealthy, you use it for your sons. The problem is, the poor is as important to their family as you are to yours. They don’t want their sons at the front line any more than you do. My grandmother had 2 sons in World War II. One was a paratrooper who joined at l7 and the other his brother at 19, who ended up being a driver for a General. Nobody pulled any ropes and both boys came home alive…Then, you have President Kennedy and his brothers who went to war and were hurt. There is NO GUARANTEE in war…I don’t care who you are. I just wat to thank all of those who have served to protect their country. Even in reality when it was unknown and unnecessary,they gave up their family to go to War and many were killed and injured. Thank you for your patriotic attitude and thank you for your wives taking on your job at home as much as the could. God Bless them all.

  • LaurenceBachmann

    @Vapiet: I think Decker’s piece is dreck, but your defense of Romney is just as stupid. “A tree doesn’t hate its gardener when it gets pruned way back.” Only a moronic, insensitive Republican idiot would compare pruning a tree to laying off a worker and impoverishing a family. Pruning is a part of maintenance dumb-dumb. Firing people is not caring for them it is devastating them. The fact that you and your Brill Cream Poster Boy Candidate don’t know the difference is what makes you so repugnant. In the last generation the middle class in this country has declined while the difference between the rich and poor has stretched further apart. And if you are so eager to see businesses fail, yes fail, then let’s see some executives stripped of their life’s earnings–not just the middle and working class. As for saving the Olympics? WHO CARES!?!? It’s a 10 day sporting event, jackass. It’s people pole-vaulting and javelin throwing!!! I AM NOT GOING TO ANOINT SOMEONE PRESIDENT BECAUSE HE SAVED THE DISCUS!!! It’s like telling Burt Parks he’s President of the United States because he’s done such AMAZING work on the Miss America pageant all those years. I don’t in the least bit resent Mitt Romney for coming from a place of privilege. Hell, I wish I did. I despise him because he has done nothing with his life except make money and spend it on becoming more powerful. Furthermore he has compromised every principle he held in pursuit of that power. I don’t know what folks call that in Utah, but here in New York, we call that a whore.

  • LaurenceBachmann

    @Vapiet: I think Decker’s piece is dreck, but your defense of Romney is just as stupid. “A tree doesn’t hate its gardener when it gets pruned way back.” Only a moronic, insensitive Republican idiot would compare pruning a tree to laying off a worker and impoverishing a family. Pruning is a part of maintenance dumb-dumb. Firing people is not caring for them it is devastating them. The fact that you and your Brill Cream Poster Boy Candidate don’t know the difference is what makes you so repugnant. In the last generation the middle class in this country has declined while the difference between the rich and poor has stretched further apart. And if you are so eager to see businesses fail, yes fail, then let’s see some executives stripped of their life’s earnings–not just the middle and working class. As for saving the Olympics? WHO CARES!?!? It’s a 10 day sporting event, jackass. It’s people pole-vaulting and javelin throwing!!! I AM NOT GOING TO ANOINT SOMEONE PRESIDENT BECAUSE HE SAVED THE DISCUS!!! It’s like telling Burt Parks he’s President of the United States because he’s done such AMAZING work on the Miss America pageant all those years. I don’t in the least bit resent Mitt Romney for coming from a place of privilege. Hell, I wish I did. I despise him because he has done nothing with his life except make money and spend it on becoming more powerful. Furthermore he has compromised every principle he held in pursuit of that power. I don’t know what folks call that in Utah, but here in New York, we call that a whore.

  • WP

    This is incredible. Laurence needs some learning about the free market and what made America great. BTW, Mr. American, it was WINTER Olympics – no javlelins there! Your American patriotism is coming through, especially after 9-11. The Olympics can completely bankrupt a city. But spending money you don’t have must be so easy for you. About doing something with HIS money, just for fun, run the numbers. Do a comparison of republicans and democrats and compare their “charitable giving”. Who actually is giving back to the community? During the 2008 campaign is was a stark difference between Biden and Obama and the millions they made, versus (dare I say it) Sarah Palin. I don’t remember the numbers, but they were staggering. The fundamental question facing the country is how much do we want the Government involved in our personal lives? How big is Government and what is it’s function? I’m sure the Founding Fathers are rolling in their graves. Oh, I forgot. How silly of me. I forgot that you believe that Republicans hate middle class working people and Democrats love them and care about them more. Get a life. I am a working middle class with a home income of $50,000. I’m proud that I don’t take a handout from the government and that we are working hard (three jobs in this economic mess), being thrifty, saving, doing hours of community service to neighbors and schools, and happy as larks! Dumb or not! Oh, and BTW, I am a Republican. (You are making me like Romney more and more.) Mr. New York, I would recommend reading the Federalist Papers. After-all, they were actually written to you New Yorkers! Best to ya’!

  • awegweiser

    Who? George Bush- technically a veteran but war? Who shot at him and how often was he nowhere to be seen in or out of his jet fighter? He is as much of a veteran as I am – drafted for two years by my good friend Eisenhower and then sent to complete my sentence at Ft Dix, NJ and Ft Leonard Wood, MO. At least one was near NYC and the other an armpit of a post and thus a long, but worth it drive up the old Rt 66 to St Louis. Just too young for Korea and too old for Viet Nam.

  • dpaano

    Laurence Bachman….I don’t know who you’re talking about, but myself (a female) and many of my friends (both male and female) VOLUNTEERED in the military during the Vietnam War! I was proud to be able to help my country, although at that time, women weren’t really given any combat jobs. I don’t know many who actually tried to get out of going into the military, so please speak for yourself and, perhaps, some of your buddies, because you can’t speak for ALL of us!

    As for Romney and going on his mission….at that time, not ALL 19-year olds were sent on missions as they are today. Since he was chosen…he must have been an exceptional Mormon boy. Staying in a palace doesn’t sound too far off either…I’ve seen some of the places the Mormon missionaries stay and they aren’t as bad as some of the places our poor are living currently!

  • Pappadave

    LOTS of people weren’t “trying to get out of going to Vietnam.” I happen to have been one of ‘em, serving in 1965 and again in 1967-68, INCLUDING through Tet. Tet was an utter disaster for the communists, a fact Cronkite and company simply ignored. The VC lost 60% of their fighting force either killed or wounded, they won not a SINGLE battle, captured NO territory and shortly afterwards, Ho Chi Minh was contemplating suing for peace–until Cronkite and company called it a “victory” for the VC and the communists stepped up protests in the U.S. convincing Ho’s advisors to “hold out just a little longer until the overthrow of the U.S. government so we’ll have a friendlier government with which to negotiate.” They thought we were facing a violent overthrow of the U.S. government because that level of protest would signal precisely that in THEIR countries.

  • http://twitter.com/Bill_Lenner Bill Lenner

    Romney service as Missionary to France

    Only 3 paragraphs on this page which is essentially the first one of the article, but the next page devastates Romney’s claims of an austere French missionary experience.

    BTW, even if Minnesota didn’t have as many Mormons as Utah there were obviously more than 2 in the state wanting to do missionary work instead of going to Vietnam to face death or dismemberment.

    The fact that the governor’s son got one of the slots for the privilege of escaping the draft is as sleazy as Bush’s being placed at the head of a line for getting into Texas Air National Guard.

    Just because his father wasn’t as big an a**hole as Mitt is, doesn’t mean Dad wasn’t in there protecting his son from what most other young American men had to go through which he could do because of his powerful roll in the Republican party, which supported the Vietnam War even more than the Democrats did.

    The end of the draft just meant that the poor and those with school or law enforcement troubles get shunted into the military. And look how cavalier we’ve become to war, because we don’t think we or our sons and daughters will be forced to serve.

    I’m more disgusted with my country now than I was in the sixties. I guess we couldn’t bring ourselves to care enough because credit was easy during the War on Iraq. What fools we have become.

    • Bob Fitzgerald

      Excuse me, the Democrats started the war. Nixon pulled us out. I wouldn’t start pulling the party card since Clinton was a huge draft dodger protesting from afar. If Carter had not put out the mass pardon Clinton never would have reuturned to the US. Kerry got 5 deferments then joined when it was inevitable, and yes, you are a big fool.

      • ToddPE

        Wasn’t the gulf of Tonkin resolution authorizing a virtual blank check to increase our military involvement in Vietnam passed, near unanamously, by Congress. Also, it was not just the Dems who believed that the communists were out to take over the world, and that Vietnam was a stepping stone to explain the ‘domino theory’. Finally, did not McCarthy bear some of the responsibility by stirring up a bunch of fear about communism? The vietnam war was an AMERICAN tragedy, and yes, JFK started the ball rolling.

        • Gordon Howe

          JFK had just announced that he was going to pull out of Vietnam days before he was shot.

          You can track the dna of this war back to the beginning of time. It’s not accurate to “pin it on” any of the parties, most especially the democratic party. They did the usual thing–picked up the ball that the other party had dropped and tried to complete the play. Didn’t work, never does. But the other party got to blame them. Worked, always does.

      • Bobdillis

        Hey dumb ass … far as I know you can talk all the crap you want about democrats starting the war in vietnam. Atleast they didnt bring down the towers on 9/11 and us it for an excuse to go to war to take reign of the middle easts oil. 3 buildings fell that day only two were hit by planes. Building 7 was not hit by a plane and collapsed at free fall speed. Zionist devils are the ones responsible. Not idiots that failed flight school in florida. Hosea 4:6 my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. “Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children.

      • http://twitter.com/degeneratevern Fred the Red

        And you are a bigger fool. Nixon reneged on the Paris accords and another 20,000 Americans had to die so he would not be the “first American president to lose a war, I was there and my cognitive abilities are still intact, so don’t try and run your revisionist history. And how many innocent Cambodians had to die as a result of his mindless expansion of the war into the neutral country of Cambodia? The reason we had to endure Dubya’s idiotic adventure in Iraq, is because no one was ever held responsible for the debacle of Vietnam. The people who went to prison rather than fight in Nam are probably the most honorable from that period. Draft dodgers like Bush and Romney are the epitome of sleeze.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2XCXZQST765Y4U372SZGP2BFTQ John

        President Eisenhower Republicon (General WW2) sent the first military advisors to Vietnam in 1956 two years after the French got their a** kicked and left.

    • BobRoy

      I’m 63,,,,Who the hell was LBJ

    • http://twitter.com/tioedong tioedong

      YOU CLAIM: “The end of the draft just meant that the poor and those with school or law enforcement troubles get shunted into the military. ”
      Untrue.
      The standards of the US military are quite high, but you are too busy spouting talking points to notice who is accepted into the military.
      When the left just parrots talking points, they are going to lose because a lot of us HAVE served in the military, and have family who continue to serve in the military.

  • NorthForkBob

    Fortunate Son Romney.While my buddies and I were getting drafted and getting killed and wounded in Vietnam Romney was in a castle in the South of France. Trump was another one. Daddy got him 6 deferments so he could stroll around Wharton. Art of the deal my butt

    • voteformitt

      To all you griping ex-soldiers who support Obama because Romney had his fathers support and Bush’s daddy moved him forward – geez, guys, you are still crying in your beer over the injustice of not being born with a silver spoon in your mouth. That was years ago. Get over it and look at what Obama is doing to America today. Do you want that guy back for another four years of destroying your liberty and freedoms and all that you fought for as a soldier. You may want to examine your bitternes over Romney having money and the support of his parents – maybe a bit of jealousy and lack of love in your past. Do you know communists just marched in LA and a Federal Union joined them carrying signs that said ‘Kill Capitalism’? Communist marching in America – geez, stop belly-aching over your past misfortune of not being born rich and use your gifts to make money.

      • NorthForkBob

        To understand the present it helps to know about the past

    • voteformitt

      To all you griping ex-soldiers who support Obama because Romney had his fathers support and Bush’s daddy moved him forward – geez, guys, you are still crying in your beer over the injustice of not being born with a silver spoon in your mouth. That was years ago. Get over it and look at what Obama is doing to America today. Do you want that guy back for another four years of destroying your liberty and freedoms and all that you fought for as a soldier. You may want to examine your bitternes over Romney having money and the support of his parents – maybe a bit of jealousy and lack of love in your past. Do you know communists just marched in LA and a Federal Union joined them carrying signs that said ‘Kill Capitalism’? Communist marching in America – geez, stop belly-aching over your past misfortune of not being born rich and use your gifts to make money.

  • Winghunter

    Clinton’s Draft Avoidance bit(dot)ly/4xnETJ

    Obama Birth Certificate and Selective Service Card Faked, Sheriff Joe Arpaio Concludes bit(dot)ly/xKi9Bv

    In view of the above facts, who is this article supposed to be targeting? Certainly not Dims, they clearly don’t care.

    • http://twitter.com/adeas7202 Adam

      @Winghunter….Obviously this is different. Since this story is substantiated…and Obama showed his birth certificate…

      ALSO more to the point is that the GOP, the party of “wear your flag pin and dont take God out of the pledge” has always made a big deal out of military experience (they did until W)

      so…..it is more ironic that a Republican did this….see, Dems were not upset at Bill b/c we knew that enrolling in the military really has little to do with the administrative position of President…..

    • Gordon Howe

      That sheriff joe made a conclusion is not necessarily a part of any rational argument. I’ll help you out. When hundreds of thousands of boys Mitt’s age were slogging thru the jungle to make sure people like you didn’t have to learn Vietnamese, he was honing his french skills in a palace in france. People think this wasn’t fair, especially for someone who was to go on to be a big war-monger, without having ever actually been in a war and especially when he had such a great chance to show off his war skills but managed to pass on the whole thing so he could spread his message of peace, which obviously he didn’t believe in.

      Better understanding now?

      • HillaryofArabia

        Regardless of what we think of Nam, does any rational person think there was any possibility of being forced to speak Vietnamese, or Iraqian, or whatever the fuck they speak in Afghanistan? Want to know who is fighting for my freedom? The Palestinians. Every day they slow down and embarrass the Zionist terrorists buys a little more time until I become the Palestinian. Our soldiers are propping up the fake currency of the Federal Reserve. They are fighting to enslave us.

    • ClydeMcWhorter

      Hey Wingnuthunter if you believe that, I have some nice beach property here in Arizona that I will sell you. Or The Reverend Will sell you a Bridge! HA!

  • http://twitter.com/adeas7202 Adam

    @Winghunter….Obviously this is different. Since this story is substantiated…and Obama showed his birth certificate…

    ALSO more to the point is that the GOP, the party of “wear your flag pin and dont take God out of the pledge” has always made a big deal out of military experience (they did until W)

    so…..it is more ironic that a Republican did this….see, Dems were not upset at Bill b/c we knew that enrolling in the military really has little to do with the administrative position of President…..

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WFJ4YXWH7PT7ETAPB4GLI5U7BY FoodieByChoice

      Obama produced “A” birth certificate – not his

      (Filling up your Kool-aide cup so you can carry on, little goose-stepper)

  • http://twitter.com/adeas7202 Adam

    @winghunter…PLUS, how do you think this will play next to president that killed Bin Laden

    (even if you do not agree he deserves credit, get ready….election fever will spin it different

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WFJ4YXWH7PT7ETAPB4GLI5U7BY FoodieByChoice

      Actually, it was “Navy Seals who killed Bin Laden” – even though NO ONE CAN PROVE IT.

      Drink more of the magic Kool-aide that both Romney and Obama are selling by the roadside, it will make you SMALL.

      VOTE RON PAUL 2012

      • ClydeMcWhorter

        Like The General Said,”It Was Obama that Made The Decision To GO, And if The Mission Had Failed It Would Have Been Obama’s ASS”.

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  • Sam Clark

    First of all, Mormon missionaries, even in that time did not stay in one residence for the two year duration of their service. They moved from area to area. Sure, he might have stayed in a nicer area anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months, but that doesn’t mean that he spent two years in France sipping fruity drinks on the beaches of the south of France while other young men were fighting. He was walking the streets, talking to people of every social status, learning a new language, and helping where he could.
    And as far as having special status to be able to leave on a mission because he is a governors son, the rules then were pretty simply made. 1 missionary per congregation could leave per 6 months. If Mitt was the only one to turn 19 in that six months, then he could go. If there was more then 1, then that was decided by the leaders of the church who could go (usually by lottery). This article is simply conjuncture and bias by someone who clearly doesn’t understand how Mormon missions work.
    -returned mormon missionary, confessed liberal who is sick of misunderstanding of Mormons

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rebecca-Fine/100002306266703 Rebecca Fine

    Mitt Romney has got to be one of the most vile people to ever run for President. Here we have a man who was PRO-Vietnam War in the 1960’s and was encouraging other people’s sons to go over to Vietnam, and then he becomes a Draft Dodger! Instead of serving in the War he was promoting, he went and hid out in France. Disgusting. Thousands of ordinary, poor & black kids who didn’t have well-connected political fathers were not able to do so. And yet this guy has the gall to insult both Obama & Jimmy Carter recently by saying getting Bin Laden was no big deal and that he would have done the same. Unlike Romney, Obama has proven his commitment to national security, and Carter served in World War II. Romney is a coward who should not be President.

    • BobRoy

      You don’t understand? There are rulers, and there are servers. If the so-called rulers sent their kids first there wouldn’t be any wars. BobRoy

    • http://twitter.com/tioedong tioedong

      I used to do physicals on my LDS patients going overseas on missions, and they weren’t rich. Implying only the rich LDS go overseas is false, and implying that this was draft dodging suggests that Bill Clinton using his Fulbright scholarship to stay out of the service was similarly wrong.

      Another non sequitor: disliking a person doen’t mean they are vile. I oppose Romney’s policies. Stick to these instead of name calling.

      Finally, President Obama opposed the war before he became president and actually had to face the facts, not the talking points based on utopian assumptions. That alone should give you pause to realize that whoever becomes president will do the same.

      • http://www.facebook.com/pamela.dix.7 Pamela Dix

        Maybe some LDS aren’t rich, but Romney’s parents were, and they got him exempt from the war. He is a very greedy person with distorted views of himself and everyone else in the middle class. Would have an impeachment investigation if he was elected. Maybe not vile, but not moral, either. Religious upbringing? Maybe, but not put to personal use. Not a good candidate for president.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Mahler/635375757 John Mahler

      Carter served in WWII?

      From WIKI, etc., he graduated on 5 June 1946, after he graduated, Carter was stationed at Norfolk and assigned to USS Wyoming (E-AG 17), an older battleship that had been converted into a floating laboratory for testing new electronics and gunnery equipment. On Wyoming, Carter served as radar officer and CIC officer. Detached when Wyoming was decommissioned on 23 July 1947…

      so yeah, kinda, for two months, never getting near the front line…

      not to denigrate his service, as ‘they also serve…’, but please do not make it sound like he was putting his a@@ on the line. He was as safe as any other REMF

      • maias

        I’m sure Jimmy Carter had no idea WWII would end so soon after he signed up. He could just as well have been posted to any danger zone – but he didn’t try to avoid his service.

      • ClydeMcWhorter

        Jimmy Carter Was A Nuculeur? Engineer ON A neucleur? Submarine In The Navy. Not in WW11!

        Most missionaries request where they would like to serve, and a second choice, and the Church Tries to send them there. And if your familly is advanced in the church and have money, you will usually get your choice. Mit Romney is A draft Dodger!!

    • SGT79

      What drivel! Mitt Romney only did what most active LDS young men do, which is to serve a mission for his faith. He did not choose France, as it was chosen for him based on church mission needs. I know Mitt as I served in the same mission at the same time. He did not hid out and was exemplary in every way. The work was difficult and demanding. Our living quarters were never luxurious. My apartment in Paris was shaped like a piece of pie and about half the size of a kids bedroom with only room for bunkbeds, a small kitchen table and dresser. The squatjohn toilets were down the hall shared by both women and men and there were no showers in the building. We used paid public showers a block away. You have no idea of what you are saying about Mitt and seek to trash any opponent of your beloved Obama. SGT

      • ClydeMcWhorter

        Really?? Then I’m SURE YOU Know What “Lyeing for the Lord ” means?

    • ClydeMcWhorter

      And As president, he said he would keep the troops in Iraq, What a Chicken Hawk. And would start a War With Iran!!!

    • Bad66bones

      To all “American Veterans” Rebecca Fine is right on. Mitt Romney is “A Draft Dodger” and very very very good liar. One of the best storytellers on the planet earth.

      Former member of the armed forces serving are country “Proud”

      Camp Smith – 0513

  • http://about.me/peterjohn411 Peter John

    While I am no defender of Gov. Romneym,and in fact find his entire candidacy very disturbing, I must assert this an unfair accusation. Though now a Catholic, I grew up Mormon and served a mission myself. While in 1966-1969 the LDS Church had not yet made it a requirement of the Faith for every worthy young man to serve a mission, it did encourage any who could to serve one.

    Mormons do not get a “call” to ministry the same way as other denominations, with a simple personal discernment. Their call comes in the form of a letter from the President of the Church, whom they absolutely believe a literal prophet of God, Just like Moses or Elijah. When Gov. Romney received that request for him to serve a mission, it was his religious duty to say, “Yes,” even if it meant leaving school to do it.

    In fact, since Gov. Romney’s family was already prominent in LDS leadership (his 2nd cousin Marion G. Romney was among the 15 highest LDS authorities in the world), and his family had means, he would have prepared for this from the time he was a boy. Leaving college and serving his mission was not an itnerruption, but was exactly what he had planned to do with his life even before the U.S. was committed to Vietnam. I expect that when he was a boy his family created an accountdedicated to saving for a mission.

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  • regent716

    isn’t it ironic that Mitt is campaigning today, Memorial day, with John MC Cain who spent 5 yrs of his life in a Hilton. Hanoi Hilton. He, Mitt spent the same time dodging the war at a Palace in France replete with a Chef, butler and turn down service. What a disgrace.

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  • Dallin Kimble

    This is garbage. No LDS missionary lives in a ‘palace’– not in France or anywhere else. Housing is provided by the Church so it may be standardized; and even if one place Romney lived was nice, missionaries are rotated to new areas every few months. Any ‘palace’ experience would’ve been temporary– as any experience without a working bathroom would likely be temporary in France. Missionaries typically live in average-quality apartments for the area. There is no reason to believe Romney’s experience would have been any better or worse overall.

    • ClydeMcWhorter

      You Do Not Seem To Know Much About LDS missionaries! They Have To Work and save for their mission, unless their daddy is rich and pays their way, which is more likely for Romney than not. I’ve seen missionaries stay in some pretty RaTTy places and got to eat when someone invited them over to their house as guests. As head of the group of missionaries he stayed in a palace with maids and house keepers, That is His story!!

  • http://about.me/peterjohn411 Peter John

    The “A tree doesn’t hate its gardener when it gets pruned way back” actually refers to a classic LDS discourse by Hugh B. Brown entitled “The Currant Bush”: Key Line: “I am the gardener here. I know what I want you to be.”

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1160253941 Elisabeth Tiso

    chateau living can be tough.

    • maias

      I always chat eau was French for “Cat pi*s”

  • apostasyusa

    I think there is a reason the Republican Party cannot find a good candidate for president. No intelligent, moral person can stand in front of the world and say the ridiculous things needed to obtain the support of the radical and confused wing of today’s Republican base of voters.

    It’s like Mark Twain wrote, “Hain’t we got all the fools in town on our side? And ain’t that a big enough majority in any town?”

    No it’s not. Romney is going to have to give something in this election and he just doesn’t seem to be willing to concede anything.

    Oh and by the way, tax cuts for the rich don’t create jobs. Look at the Romney tax proposals. Romney wants to give himself a tax break while raising taxes on the middle class. It’s all there right in front of us.

    Well it’s the only thing Romney can talk about seeing that his 14 years at Bain (off shoring of US labor force) and 4 years as Massachusetts governor (Obamacare) are negative talking points.

    Here’s Romney’s pitch to the voters, “I am a tax dodging, draft dodging, stiff, boring corporate puppet. I have been running for President since 1994, America. I am owed this.”

    Voters see an empty suit, because that’s what he is.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1425319200 Tom Yarborough

      The problem is that most of the “Right” get their news from Fox News or Rush. Any other source of news is considered “communist left wing”….
      The other problem that Obama has is that this is a virtual tie with 80 days left before election….and you may not like the Right but they are very shrewd and the key States, Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio have GOP influence to change the voting….either the hours open for Republican sectors (extending the hours) or Democrat sectors or black sectors (lessening the hours). Also of issue is the fact that these States are requiring a photo ID (cost $16) which effects 750,000 voters (mostly poor, black, or elderly) and puts another obstacle up for them to get to vote.
      I am 100% for Obama but I don’t think he is going to win because of the aforementioned. I am a Vietnam veteran and am saddened by the fact that yet, another “pro-war” Republican who, personally avoids the draft is going to be elected and more than likely get us into another war, such as Bush did, to drive up the deficit in the name of patriotism.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AT754LLIZ7FNNK34CFOAAP7OSY trigon400

      Yes, democrats like the SEIU, NAACP, AFT & UAW are deep thinkers…
      This is silly, liberty is what we should be striving for & not allowing the party leaders to trap us into dem/rep rhetoric.

    • yucaipajack

      Hey, got news for ya, It was Bill Clinton that pushed through NAFTA…remember that “sucking sound” that Ross Perot talked about? That was your jobs leaving America.

  • maias

    Finally, a would-be commander-in-chief who ran away from a war. Mitt Romney is just the man the world needs to be elected President of the USA. Hopefully he will remember his younger days and relief at not having to fight againsta cultures the USA doesn’t understand, and resist sending other people’s children and grandchildren to fight battles the US has no hope of winning..

  • Will

    C’mon, EVERY MORMON GUY I KNEW growing up went on a mission! It is totally normal for Mormon young men to go to all different parts of the world, and knock on doors, spreading their teachings. This story is horribly misleading, and very offensive to the millions of Mormons who have served as missionaries.

    • http://harry-canary.myopenid.com/ Harry Canary

      Were they all draft dodgers too?

  • kolob1967

    What a waste of time & penmanship for such a totally biased & slanted article. Obviously, this comes from a desperate so-called journalist. A not so great journalist at that!
    SHAME, SHAME… SHAME… ON YOU! Include ALL of the FACTS before penning such lies & half-truths about a candidate (Could it be that he is a REPUBLICAN and somehow, somewhere in HIS EXPERIENCE knows a GREATER WAY to LEAD OUR GREAT NATION OUT OF THE TURMOIL WE HAVE BEEN & WILL REMAIN IN?) Duuuuuhhhhhh! Where did you obtain your degree in Journalism at, Mr. Decker? Hmmmmm…. Possibly a diploma mill based on this obviously slanted piece of fish-wrapper that you wrote.
    It REALLY STINKS (as if you can’t tell by now)
    I normally never, ever comment on independent crap, lies, fluff, etc that the media & dumbasses (LIKE YOURSELF) spin, etc. But, simply felt the need to.

    Best Regards,

    M. GLENN BENNETT
    IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO

    • ClydeMcWhorter

      Kolob1967, Can’t you take the Truth? Mittens Was In France on his mission. He was set up as Head, over the other missionaries. He stayed at a large Home with maids and gourme cooks, and had some one to do his laundry. Not like most missionaries, that had to work and scrape together enoungh money to servive on while on their missions. Mit Romney Has Never Had to be responsible growing up. He has no idea how normal people live or strugle. he was a child of privledge and a bully to boot. He Is Comelpetely out of touch with reality, he and ann Romney Think They Are Above Every one Else. They Play With A Different set of Rules Than The REST of Us.

      Mit Romney”s Daddy Was Born In Mexico, And Under Mexican Law, That Makes Him A Mexican Citizen. Mit Romney Has Never Denounced HIS Mexican Citizenship. Iguess That Is Something Else They Are Trying To Hide Along With Their Tax Returns!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Malcolm-White/1273523838 Malcolm White

    So he’s like George Bush and used family connections to avoid service to his country. All the more reason he is not fit to hold the highest office in the country. Add to that his choice of running mate and he is unfit to clean the toilets in the White House.

  • http://www.facebook.com/teeduran Tina Duran

    what a chicken shit it was ok for my brothers to fight, but the rich Mormons cheat. Shame on you all..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1000086337 Graeme Vanman

    Cheese eating coward!

  • Ohio_patriot31

    Mr. Decker knows not of what he speaks. His article reeks of half truths and leftist bias.

    • Americanmom1

      always a lie when you dont like it right???

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000185291013 Edward Buchman

      Please specify the half truths.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R7LITL2XZQKH5SISZCSPL7457M Jethro

    Heck, I served by volunteering to go to Vietnam. But Mr. Fixit had other designs by hiding in France and chasing the Le Belles around the table.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PEDMV7WMRA5WBQMSNDGEWT37P4 Ratt

    You lying arse liberals didn’t even support Viet Nam, now or then. Shut the hell up.

  • Svenxxon

    C’mon, every Republican politician in Washington I know was a draft dodger.
    What’s the big deal?

  • http://twitter.com/LTABN Luke

    Whoa whoa WHOA! Why does the video have a subscript of ‘would you shake hands with a Jew?’ That’s SO crazy offensive it makes me gag. Seriously. Fix it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/03Raspberries Nancy Bragg

    Wed Aug 22 ’12 Do the words spineless & coward!!! SOUND LIKE THE TRUTH 2 ANYONE ELSE???? Ted Kennedy beat him before, Barack Obama will beat him this time!!!!!!!!!!! FOUR MORE YEARS OF BARACK OBAMA!!! Why is he SO RELUCTANT to release his tax returns???
    Vancouver Canada I live in a DEMOCRACY TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BenKafka

    Oh, Gawd, Mit, that must have been jist Awful.
    bk

  • yucaipajack

    The last Democrat president to serve in wartime was jack Kennedy, before that, I think you have to go back to Theodor Roosevelt…

    • http://harry-canary.myopenid.com/ Harry Canary

      The last Democratic presidential candidates to have done so were Al Gore and John Kerry, both slandered by draft dodger cheney and the little bushboy who pulled strings and even went AWOL from his soft berth. The last Democratic president to have done military duty was Jimmy Carter and the last to have served in wartime was Lyndon Johnson. Harry Truman also served in WWI. The republicons have slandered such notable war heroes as Tammy Duckworth and Max Cleland despite their severe war wounds. Theodore Roosevelt, by the way, was not a democratic party member also. So your post is pretty much nonsense.
      War wimping is a tradition among the republicons ranging from such mighty chickenhawks as dick “five deferment” cheney, newtie the perfessor gingrich, little georgie “air national guard” bushjunior, ted the loudmouth nugent and best of all rush the anal cyst limpblob.

      • yucaipajack

        Thanks for the clarification, I was unaware that LBJ served in wartime, and when teddy Roosevelt was a Republican he was running as vice president, when he ran for president, he ran as a Bull Moose…I always get that confused with Democrat because it was really the beginning of the Progressive movement…regarding your other clarifications, I said President, not candidate. And, it’s interesting that your memory of Kerry’s attackers was so selective, for example 131 of the men he fought with and who commanded him, testified to what a phony gutless bastard he was…and we both forgot Nixon and George H.W. Bush who both served in the Pacific in WWII, the later lied about his age and was a Navy Fighter ace in addition to being shot down in the war…regarding your clarification of George W Bush, I guess you didn’t get the memo, all that you said was a fabrication of the CBS news team who all lost their jobs for making it up…but, if you’re a liberal, it wouldn’t matter, would it…truth would inconsequential, it’s just the perception

      • yucaipajack

        And, I just looked up Al Gore’s service, he went to Vietnam in January 1971, served as a journalist in an engineering unit, and was released with an honorable discharge in May, 1971…in all fairness, he was only one of a dozen Harvard grads who ever served at all, but it was a quick service, don’t ya think? And where was Billy boy…not in Vietnam.

      • yucaipajack

        And I just did the research on Billy Boy, he did the string pulling thing as well, and when grad school deferment was cancelled by LBJ, he pulled. Bunch of strings to get into the Navy Reserve and thus avoided n service at all…somebody should have put that one on the news…I am so glad you corrected my short statement, it prompted my research which brought about my enlightenment…many thanks

      • yucaipajack

        I answered all of your issues, but none was allowed on this blog…you should know that issues are being censored so that no truth exploration will be allowed if it contradicts the liberal narrative of this site…this should worry you, it scares the hell out of me. I dealt with Al Gore’s 3 month service in Nam, bill Clinton using the influence to get in the naval reserve to avoid Nam…and a whole bunch of stuff about Nixon and Bush, HW, in the pacific in WWII, etc…but none was published…you should be cautious on this site…this is a great loss of our freedom.

  • FreelancerFR

    Excuse me but isn’t “the south of France” a bit vague? What was the name of the place/town? Where are the photos? The Internet being global, couldn’t you find a reader in the south of France to take pictures for you?

    About Mitt Romney’s French: For most of his speech, he’s struggling with the language and sounds like he’s hanging to the teleprompter for dear life (look at his eyes). His accent is not bad but certain words are weirdly accented as if he’s never pronounced them before. I’d like to hear him speaking French when not using an obviously well-rehearsed script. I doubt he’d sound so casual (again, except for his eyes).

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Billy-Jack-Lewis/1630843137 Billy Jack Lewis

    Romney is a jackass…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AT754LLIZ7FNNK34CFOAAP7OSY trigon400

    A bigger group of hypocrites are the Zionist neocons who pretend to be hawks while encouraging the Goyim (they call us “cattle”) to fight wars that benefit Israel at great cost to the US.

  • robertsgt40

    Mitt-just another deluded psychopath that wants to be prez to replace the current psychopath that replaced the psychopath befor him.

  • Bruce Scheer

    Chaque fois que je te vois, je pense que votre tête est en bois.

  • yucaipajack

    This blog removes any legitimate right wing counter argument. Get a new editor, yours is corrupt.

  • trackerfan1950

    Gee, what is Romney going to do when he is elected president and starts a war with Iran? Is he going to have his sons sign up for duty or will they be a coward like their dad!

  • http://twitter.com/debbie0730 StandUpSpeakUp

    Funny…you took the words right out of my mouth…except I was thinking that Obama has got to be one of the most vile people to ever BE President of the US. Am I better off in 2012 than in 2008…NO! My retirement is down, jobs are down, the housing market is down, Medicare for 2013 is projected to be down, gas is up, food is up, health care is up, unemployment is up, the national debt is up, welfare is up…oh yeah, and my weight is also up. That evil Bush!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AABPBZUT64XNURGD5SXTUY7E6A Kelly

    Romney has such a devious look on his face.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pamela.dix.7 Pamela Dix

    Well, Mitt and you LDSers sure had it rough. I will bet that those men in uniform tromping through the jungles, sleeping in ditches, using the “outdoors” as restrooms, and waiting for it to rain (or stop) to wash the mud off of themselves, not to mention dodging bullets, explosions, and “Agent Orange”, wondering where and when their next meal is coming, being afraid facing the unknown enemy on a dialy basis — yeah, I’ll just bet that these military men really felt sorry for Mitten.

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