Skip to comments.Biden bids farewell to son, other war-bound troops
Posted on 10/03/2008 4:06:54 PM PDT by Flavius
DOVER, Del., Oct 3 (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden bid a safe farewell on Friday to 112 "citizen soldiers" headed to Iraq, including his son, and told them "thank you for answering the call of your country."
"God bless you and may He protect you," Biden said a day after his debate with his Republican rival Sarah Palin, who as Alaska's governor saluted her 20-year-old son off to war last month.
In brief remarks at a departure ceremony outside the Delaware state capitol, Biden made no mention of his showdown in St. Louis with Palin.
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Did we have this in WW2?
Well, that’s three of the top four with family members serving. What’s Barry’s military experience?
i guess i should have read the article more... i think we did except they were prosecuting the enemy
We all need to take a pause from the election and appreciate Biden for supporting his son, and of course appreciate his son for his duty as we do every one of our brave soldiers.
Now back to your regularly scheduled program.
He did say that he played with GI Joes.
We always have. In the JAG he could be doing any of dozens of duties, but given that he's an AG he's probably a prosecutor. They are a very necessary component of good order in the Army.
I believe his son is Chairborne.
Even if he is a lawyer, I hope he and his colleagues all return safely.
“He did say that he played with GI Joes.”
Was that with Frank Marshall Davis?
Yes. Tangentially, although a fictional account, one of the best movies about a military trial during WWII is "The Caine Mutiny" (1954) with Humphrey Bogart.
I do hope his son is safe.
Good luck and G-d speed to the young Mr. Biden.
Anyone who raises a kid who signs up to serve in uniform is okay by me. I’ll disagree with Biden all day long, but I’m glad to see he raised a son with American values. That’s rare on the left these days.
May God watch over your son, Senator Biden.
Well, it’s nice to see the media did not give full details about precisely where he would be, what he would be doing, and a physical description (including identifying marks such as tatoos) like they did with Track Palin.
May God watch over both of them, and all of those who serve. Amen.
Why is he being sent to Iraq???!!!! He should be sent to Afganistan—strike that—send him directly to western Pakistan and get him bombing those villages!
“sendin’ my JAG off to war ... ‘Bag yourself a Marine, son!’”
Dude he is a lawyer and since he is on a unit staff, he is the commander’s lawyer for legal issues with soldiers.
they're waiting to find out which vehicle Track rides in to really give the muzzies a "heads up".
oh, and of course lawyers are needed in FAO. They are a force multiplier and essential to any combat situation.
My thoughts were always, "hmmmm should I put SAW on overwatch on the right flank or....nah... bring up the lawyers and have them provide cover fire on the right........." or............" Screw it, I'm going to go ahead and commit all my lawyers to protect that flank!! Maybe, just maybe Columbia and Harvard can provide us with replacements... we just have too much at stake, so we just have to commit our best at this time."
I can hear them at SOCOM..."get that briefing ready and the sat imaging so that our lawyers know what they're getting into over there. I don't want them busting in there holding their #ocks while all hell breaks loose. We only have a limited amount of these assets and law schools aren't graduating enough lawyers for all the ops we've got in planning. Remember what happened with all the lawyers when we assaulted Falluja. (shaking head and wiping an eye) Briefcases, keyboards,waste baskets with basketball hoop targets, squeeze foam stress balls, monitors, paper clips, staplers, ....just awful....just thrown about..... "
All kidding aside. I know that pay outs to chieftains and tribal leaders, good order and discipline, dealing with local authorities and making agreements are important functions of JAG.... Anybody and everybody is a target that is over there. Mortars and IEDs are a general delivery system with no names, so may God protect him and all that are over there.
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