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Sat May 25, 2019, 08:06 PM

Mike Pence tells West Point grads they should expect to see combat


Mike Pence tells West Point grads they should expect to see combat
May 25, 2019 / 2:24 PM / AP


West Point, N.Y. Vice President Mike Pence told the most diverse graduating class in the history of the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday that the world is "a dangerous place" and they should expect to see combat. "Some of you will join the fight against radical Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq," he said.

Pence congratulated the West Point graduates on behalf of President Trump, and told them, "As you accept the mantle of leadership I promise you, your commander in chief will always have your back. Mr. Trump is the best friend the men and women of our armed forces will ever have."

More than 980 cadets became U.S. Army second lieutenants in the ceremony at West Point's football stadium.

Pence noted that Mr. Trump has proposed a $750 billion defense budget for 2020 and said the United States "is once again embracing our role as the leader of the free world."

"It is a virtual certainty that you will fight on a battlefield for America at some point in your life," Pence said. "You will lead soldiers in combat. It will happen. Some of you may even be called upon to serve in this hemisphere."


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Reply Mike Pence tells West Point grads they should expect to see combat (Original post)
babylonsister May 2019 OP
shenmue May 2019 #1
GemDigger May 2019 #2
walkingman May 2019 #3
democratisphere May 2019 #4
blueinredohio May 2019 #5
marble falls May 2019 #6
Vogon_Glory May 2019 #13
ProudLib72 May 2019 #7
msongs May 2019 #8
Initech May 2019 #9
DURHAM D May 2019 #10
Brother Buzz May 2019 #12
Blue Owl May 2019 #11
3catwoman3 May 2019 #14
demosincebirth May 2019 #15
MrScorpio May 2019 #16
smirkymonkey May 2019 #17
Vinca May 2019 #18
Mc Mike May 2019 #19

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 08:10 PM

1. I think they already know that, VP Genius



Not if you and Pres. War With Everyone don't fuck it up.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 08:12 PM

2. How much is going for planes and tanks and how much to the men and woman in gear and healthcare?

My guess is the gear and healthcare is last on the list. Asshole lies as good as his boss.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 08:19 PM

3. Bullshit - tired of these war mongers. We seem to have accepted perpetual war.

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Response to walkingman (Reply #3)

Sat May 25, 2019, 08:21 PM

4. The Military Industrial Complex called and they are looking for business.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 08:22 PM

5. What a horrible graduation, to have to listen to Monotone Mike.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 08:23 PM

6. Well, they are a national military academy, there has to be a good chance of ending up in an ...

action if they only do twenty years in uniform. When was the last year the US didn't lose members' lives?

My question is why is Mike pointing out the obvious to these soon to be commissioned officers?

Am I correct: Mike Pence wasn't in the military? What's he doing at West Point? Cadet Bone Spurs is one thing, but Holy Mike?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #6)

Sat May 25, 2019, 10:24 PM

13. I wondered about Father Pence's military service or lack of same myself

Thank you for bringing up that point.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 08:31 PM

7. Bolton wishes he had been there

But he wouldn't have been able to stop playing with himself...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 08:38 PM

8. murdering millions of americans at trump's order, does that count as combat? nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 08:38 PM

9. Reminds me of a George Carlin quote:

"Conservatives want live babies so they can raise them to be dead soldiers."

Seems like Chump, Pence and the MIC are living out that fantasy.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 08:46 PM

10. Says the fool with no military background...

Does anyone know why Manafort picked him for VP? What are his connections to Russia?

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #10)

Sat May 25, 2019, 09:01 PM

12. Indiana based Cummins Diesel's cozy relationship with Russia was developed by Pence's brother

It's kinda hinky relationship because it looks like they (Cummins) gave away everything to the Russians in a sweetheart deal.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 08:50 PM

11. Go fuck yourself momma's boy

n/t

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 10:49 PM

14. I think I'm gonna...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:07 AM

15. He should lead the first charge.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 03:34 AM

16. America's perpetual war.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 04:49 AM

17. Well, I'm sure that was the most inspiring speech they've ever heard.



They are probably wondering WTF they have signed up for right about now. I'm sure Mike will be praying for them.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 05:17 AM

18. Sounds like an offshoot of the "carnage" speech given by Pence's favorite deity.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 07:26 AM

19. Tell us all about your war experiences, bircher Pence.

Onward christian soldiers.

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