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Thread: Does being the President mean you have served in the US Military

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    Does being the President mean you have served in the US Military

    Easy poll. DOes being POTUS entitle you to claim you have served in the military because the president is the commander in chief?

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    Re: Does being the President mean you have served in the US Military

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Easy poll. DOes being POTUS entitle you to claim you have served in the military because the president is the commander in chief?
    Obviously not. Whats the point of the poll?

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    Re: Does being the President mean you have served in the US Military

    No. Being C-in-C OF the military does not mean you are IN the military. Likewise, there are a lot of civilians who work FOR the military but they are not IN the military.

    I feel like there is some sort of agenda to this poll but I can't for the life of me figure out what it might be.

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    Re: Does being the President mean you have served in the US Military

    Emphatically not. We have explicitly civilian control of the military for good reason.

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    Re: Does being the President mean you have served in the US Military

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Easy poll. DOes being POTUS entitle you to claim you have served in the military because the president is the commander in chief?
    This has "trap thread" written all over it. I'm going to go ahead and guess that some pundit, low level aide or local politician claimed he did, though it's just crazy enough for Biden to have claimed. No way would Obama have been stupid enough to say it, though.

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    Re: Does being the President mean you have served in the US Military

    No, I wouldn't really consider being president to be military service.
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    Re: Does being the President mean you have served in the US Military

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Obviously not. Whats the point of the poll?
    on another thread someone was whining about Romney's lack of military service so we noted that they must have voted for McCain over Obama (they are Obama slurpers) one of the Obama fans said that Obama now has 3.5 years of military service. I know this is BS but I wanted to see what others think.

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    Re: Does being the President mean you have served in the US Military

    No. Being in the military means you take a bunch of ****, for low pay.
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    Re: Does being the President mean you have served in the US Military

    Military service, in its simplest sense, is service by an individual or group in an army or other militia, whether as a chosen job or as a result of an involuntary draft. Again, not sure how anyone can honestly believe that being in charge of the military doesn't qualify as military service...

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    Re: Does being the President mean you have served in the US Military

    Quote Originally Posted by NateNY3 View Post
    Military service, in its simplest sense, is service by an individual or group in an army or other militia, whether as a chosen job or as a result of an involuntary draft. Again, not sure how anyone can honestly believe that being in charge of the military doesn't qualify as military service...
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