...when it comes to the 2012 presidential election, Master Sergeant McDowell is no hawk. In South Carolina's January primary, the one-time Reagan supporter voted for Ron Paul "because of his unchanging stand against overseas involvement." In November, McDowell plans to vote for the candidate least likely to wage "knee-jerk reaction wars." Disaffection with the politics of shock and awe runs deep among men and women who have served in the military during the past decade of conflict. Only 32 percent think the war in Iraq ended successfully, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. And far more of them would pull out of Afghanistan than continue military operations there.Which is why Obama leads Romney in military donations. But something needs to be bombed.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
But this cuts across the presumed narrative
Conservatives have worked hard to have the media accept the military as being reflexively pro-Republican and Rovian talking points: