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Ryan Struyk
Kelly on US troops: "They volunteer to protect our country when there's nothing in our country anymore that seems to suggest that selfless service to the nation is not only appropriate, but required."
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Eric Kleefeld Oct 19
Replying to @ryanstruyk
If you want to know which side of politics has totally devalued "selfless service," look to the Ayn Rand acolytes.
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Eric Kleefeld Oct 19
Replying to @ryanstruyk
Maybe having a POTUS who openly said he likes the soldiers who *don't* get captured is kind of demeaning to service.
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Joseph Britt Oct 19
Kelly is working for a guy who is using the office of the Presidency to enrich himself -- but who appreciates "selfless service," I'm sure.
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Lisa Ling Oct 19
Replying to @ryanstruyk
What exactly are we defending from by going to. Where we’re fighting today has no intercontinental ballistic missiles. Defense starts @ home
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Steven Hunt Oct 19
Replying to @ryanstruyk
So much for the "Kelly is saving us from Trump" narrative.
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Jonathan Zaun Oct 19
Replying to @ryanstruyk
I'm 32 years old, and US has been at war for most of that. I can safely say not a single American troop has protected me or my country.
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Mike Olson Oct 19
The US has been at war for all of that, somewhere in the world.
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Jonathan Zaun Oct 19
Replying to @devlin1 @ryanstruyk
Yes, I'm aware. Iraq (2x), Kosovo, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria. Long list. But not one bullet fired or bomb dropped protected me.
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Jonathan Zaun Oct 19
Replying to @devlin1 @ryanstruyk
Iraqis/Kosovars/Somalians/Afghanis/Pakistanis/Syrians - none of them involved in 9/11 or attacks anywhere on US soil. That was the Saudis.
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Jonathan Zaun Oct 19
Replying to @devlin1 @ryanstruyk
The point, tho, is this: lionizing a soldier's death in WWII made sense. America was attacked. US wars from 1980s thru now were for money.
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Jonathan Zaun Oct 19
Replying to @devlin1 @ryanstruyk
It's sad when soldiers die, but not because they "sacrificed for fellow Americans." They didn't. It's sad bc US gov. sent them to die for $.
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Virginia Postrel Oct 19
Replying to @ryanstruyk
Sounds like a man who's getting sick and tired of what he sees as his own selfless service to the nation.
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Paul Stewart Oct 19
Replying to @ryanstruyk
And did he mention Trump's 5 deployments ... I mean deferments
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Chris Edelson Oct 19
Replying to @ryanstruyk
high-minded words, if also quite ominous. does he think trump himself understands the idea of selfless service?
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Josh tompkins Oct 19
Wow...what a self-centered asinine comment. If ISIS/AQI had its way they would cut ur head off. But they will have to kill soldiers first!
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Bill Noakes Oct 19
Replying to @ryanstruyk
I have served in the military and as a civilian in and out of government. Service comes in many forms, not all of it in uniform.
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Sean Masterson Oct 19
Replying to @ryanstruyk
Meanwhile he aids and abets a POTUS hellbent on dividing us as a nation on the behest of a hostile foreign power. So...empty words.
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Jonathan Zaun Oct 19
Replying to @TompkinsTN @ryanstruyk
There was no ISIS until American army invaded Iraq, partitioned it on sectarian lines, empowered the Shia, and gave Sunnis reason to rebel.
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