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Obama: 'I Will End Iraq War' :: WRAL.com

I found it very interesting that he chose to come to Fayetteville on the 5th anniversary of the war and most of the invitations were given to military & families. His message was that he would end the war.

There are very few other cities more impacted by the war in Iraq & Afghanistan than Fayetteville. Last week, the 2nd battalion of the 82nd AB got back. Still lots more are still deployed.

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An older article but it plays to this.


War uneasiness could loosen GOP's hold on military votes

11:12 PM CST on Saturday, December 22, 2007
By DAVID TARRANT / The Dallas Morning News
dtarrant@dallasnews.com


Look anywhere in Killeen, home to the sprawling Fort Hood army base, and there are patriotic signs like the giant banner that greets shoppers entering the local Wal-Mart: "Fort Hood Texas, Home of America's Hammer!"

But beneath the bravado and bluster you find a more volatile mix of emotions – frustration, anxiety and anger – among military families after five years of war in Iraq.

As the presidential primaries get under way, disenchantment with the war here and elsewhere is having repercussions: A bloc of voters that has traditionally supported the Republican Party appears to be up for grabs.




http://www.wfaa.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/nation/stories/122307dnpolmilvote.291a971.html
 

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