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Former POW says Iraq is like Vietnam listen

07/18/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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As Barack Obama prepares for his trip overseas, which is now becoming a major event in campaign 2008, the GOP continues to criticize him about it.

Today, the Republican Party of Florida held a conference call with Col. Bud Day, a member of the Swift Boat Vets for Truth campaign that attacked John Kerry during the 2004 campaign for his Vietnam record.

Day resides in Pensacola, home to many military veterans. He was asked how John McCain’s consistently strong support for the Iraq war ha...

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Marines to stay in Afghanistan a month longer listen

07/03/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The Pentagon has extended the tour of 2,200 U.S. Marines in Afghanistan, after insisting for months the unit would come home on time.

The Marines said the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, which is doing combat operations in the volatile south, will stay an extra 30 days and come home in early November rather than October.

The news comes a day after Admiral Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that more troops were needed in Afghanistan, but the Pentagon did not h...

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