r/WhitePeopleTwitter May 26 '23

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u/Zealousideal_Fuel_23 May 26 '23

2004 election was held during the 4 months that the Iraq War appeared to be going well.


u/Lady_von_Stinkbeaver May 26 '23


The Swiftboaters were such a crock of shit that Republicans were even using it to mean slandering your opponent just a few years later.


u/Nimonic May 26 '23

The swiftboat thing was utterly absurd, looking on from Europe. A guy who lead men in the Vietnam War, getting three (!) Purple Hearts for it, was portrayed as a weak coward, while his draft-dodging opponent was portrayed as a hero.

And he didn't draft dodge for noble and moral reasons, like being against the war or refusing to kill.


u/MyAltimateIsCharging May 27 '23

Honestly I wouldn't have issue with Trump or any American draft dodging Vietnam if they then didn't go on to be a chicken hawk and try to build a tough guy warrior brand. If you're going to be an authoritarian who advocates for war, at least walk the walk first.


u/tenninjas242 May 27 '23

Yeah that's the thing... The whole point of being in charge of that kind of authoritarian regime is so you can send someone else's kids to die.


u/ThePizzaB0y May 27 '23

For profit of course