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Family Told Obama NOT To Wear Soldier Son's Bracelet... Where Is Media?

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obama, war, troops, iraq, mccain )

George R
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Barack Obama played the "me too" game during the Friday debates on September 26


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Maria V (60)
Sunday September 28, 2008, 9:41 am
Obama makes me ill... he will stop at nothing to try and become America's first dictator.

God help us.

Thank you, George. Noted!

Al Baars (27)
Sunday September 28, 2008, 10:23 am
Obama can't become America's first dictator. That title belongs to George W. Bush.

And yes, God help us and all of humanity. Because your kind would, through fear destroy us all.

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 28, 2008, 12:57 pm
Did you Obama bashers ever think what will happen if McCain becomes President, he and Palin will finish what Bush has started. THINK A BIT ABOUT THAT BEFORE YOU PUT OUT LIES AND RUBBISH.

George R W (63)
Sunday September 28, 2008, 4:04 pm
Your kind? What is my kind?

Blue Bunting (855)
Monday September 29, 2008, 7:19 am

Soldier's Mother "Ecstatic" Obama Mentioned Bracelet In Debate

MILWAUKEE The mother of a Wisconsin soldier who died in Iraq says she was "ecstatic" when Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama mentioned during Friday's debate the bracelet she gave him in honor of her son.

Tracy Jopek of Merrill told The Associated Press on Sunday she was honored that Obama remembered Sgt. Ryan David Jopek, who was killed in 2006 by a roadside bomb.

Jopek criticized Internet reports suggesting Obama, D-Ill., exploited her son for political purposes.

"I don't understand how people can take that and turn it into some garbage on the Internet," she said.

Jopek acknowledged e-mailing the Obama campaign in February asking that the presidential candidate not mention her son in speeches or debates. But she said Obama's mention on Friday was appropriate because he was responding after Sen. John McCain, the Republican nominee, said a soldier's mother gave him a bracelet.

"I've got a bracelet, too, from Sergeant _ from the mother of Sergeant Ryan David Jopek, given to me in Green Bay," Obama said during the debate. "She asked me, 'Can you please make sure another mother is not going through what I'm going through?' No U.S. soldier ever dies in vain because they're carrying out the missions of their commander in chief. And we honor all the service that they've provided."

Jopek says Obama's comment rightfully suggested there's more than one viewpoint on the war.

She wouldn't directly say whether she wanted Obama to refrain from mentioning the bracelet again, but said she hopes the issue will just go away.

"I think these bracelets should be looked upon as an honor that both candidates wear them to respect the troops," Jopek said. "My request to both of them is that they honor the troops by lifting the conversation to the issues, and that they continue to live up to the standards our military deserves."
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