Survey: American Veterans Opinions on the State of our Union?

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American Veterans Opinions on the State of our Union

TOPIC: A famous American comic named Groucho Marx once asked the question: "Who are you going to believe... me or your lying eyes?"

President Obama will soon deliver his 2011 State of the Union Address. It is Standard Operating Procedure for presidents to tell us that the State of our Union is better than it looks to our eyes. However, after more than ten years of war, economic recession, obstructionism in Congress, high gas prices and unparalleled corporate profits the American public is less trusting of a president's rosy picture. American veterans, have less of a voice than ever before. This surveys is intended to hear the American veteran's voice on current military issues.

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QUESTION 1/17: Did you ever serve in the Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Air Force or Marines?

    No
    Air Force
    Army
    Coast Guard
    Marines
    Navy

QUESTION 2/17: Did you ever serve in a combat theater during active hostilities?

    Yes
    No

QUESTION 3/17: Are you male or female?

    Male
    Female

QUESTION 4/17: Are you satisfied with US combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan as they have been conducted for the past ten years without intent of clear victory?

    Yes
    No
    Highly pleased
    Highly displeased

QUESTION 5/17: Do you feel that a general placed in charge of a combat theater should have prior combat experience during his earlier military career?

    Yes
    No

QUESTION 6/17: Do you believe that President Obama has the military competence to achieve unquestionable military victory in Iraq or Afghanistan?

    Yes
    No

QUESTION 7/17: Do you believe that open homosexual service will prove to be an overall plus or overall minus for the American military?

    Plus
    Minus

QUESTION 8/17: Do you feel that President Obama's current military buildup in Guam, The Marshall Islands and to a lesser degree in Hawaii will sufficiently deter or prevent China from initiating a war directly or through one of its satellite countries such as North Korea?

    Yes
    No

QUESTION 9/17: Gas prices went up prior to the multi-billion dollar weapons purchase by Saudi Arabia early last year, and now again before the multi-billion dollar weapons purchase by Iraq. Should President Obama prevent our nation's oil suppliers and oil companies from making the American public pay directly for foreign weapons purchases?

    Yes
    No

QUESTION 10/17: If numbers of military personnel request discharges because they reject open homosexual service should the Draft be re-instated?

    Yes
    No

QUESTION 11/17: Now that homosexuals will be permitted to serve openly and thereby eliminating personal privacy or sexual activity as factors in excluding females from serving in front-line combat units and foxholes, should women now be required to serve alongside infantrymen in combat?

    Yes
    No

QUESTION 12/17: If a military Draft is re-instated should females also be required to serve in our military?

    Yes
    No

QUESTION 13/17: A confidential White House insider reporting for a Law Enforcement journal named DEA Watch (http://www.deawatch.com) has published that President Obama spends more time playing basketball, golfing, hosting parties and "playing house with his wife and two daughters" than he spends working on public and military issues. Should President Obama reduce or stop engaging in personal pursuits while American military personnel are serving in harm's way at his order?

    Go: He should continue with his recreational activities
    Stop: He should cease all personal diversions
    Reduce: He should reduce his recreation
    Increase: He should play more

QUESTION 14/17: During the first six years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan the majority of military rifle ammunition was manufactured in Canada and Israel in a deal to bring Canada into the war and keep Israel out of the war. Should all military equipment be manufactured within the 50 United States?

    Yes, only Americans should make American military weaponry
    No, it's okay if other countries, including possible future enemies, supply our military

QUESTION 15/17: American taxpayers and military families have spent enormously to secure Saudi Arabia from Iraqi military threat and oil competition. Should Saudi Arabia repay that debt through greatly reduced oil prices that will help the American economy to more swiftly recover from the current Recession aftermath?

    Yes
    No

QUESTION 16/17: Should American presidential service be reduced from four years to the same period, two years, currently served by members of the House of Representatives in order to make presidents work faster and avoid stalling or reneging on their campaign promises?

    Yes
    No

QUESTION 17/17:Should Senate service be reduced from six years to four or two?

    No
    Reduce Senate service to four years
    Reduce Senate service to two years


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