"I am writing to ask you to join me in helping Barack Obama become the next President of the United States.Sen. Obama knows the importance of the service our military provide to the country, and will honor that service with support and recognition as our president. And our military support Sen. Obama right back, as can be shown by simply looking at political giving this season.
As some of you may know I am a Vietnam Vet and served 20 years in the Army as an Officer. I also served for 15 years as a Department of the Army Civilian and was working in the Pentagon (room 1E677) on 9/11. I know that as I was evacuating the Pentagon none of the military officers I was with said "Sadaam or Iraq” did this. I also know that the terrorists who attacked the Pentagon, the Twin Towers in New York and crashed in PA on 9/11 did not come from Iraq.
That is one reason why I support Senator Barack Obama. He realized that Iraq had nothing to do with the attacks on 9/11 and voted against going into Iraq. This was later confirmed by a government panel of inquiry. He has also stated that he would put the focus of the War on Terror where it belongs. For example he would act on "actionable intelligence" to hit the terrorists operating anywhere in Pakistan or Afghanistan (a position that the Republicans lampooned but actually followed later).
His call for withdrawal of combat troops from Iraq is similar to what the head of that sovereign country would like to see happen. Senator Obama has plans to fully fund veterans medical care, reduce the backlog at the VA and make sure that our active duty troops are sufficiently rested and re-trained if necessary before redeploying them. The following web-site gives more information about what Senator Obama plans to do to help veterans.
If you are interested in joining in an effort to help Senator Obama change the way we do business in the Pentagon and in our entire federal government please contact me by email."
Anthony V. Fasolo
LTC, USA (ret)
Loudoun County Vets for Obama
AnthonyFasolo [at] msn.com
That Obama attracts support from some in the military is evident in dollars and cents: Among people who have donated at least $200 to a presidential campaign this election cycle, Obama has collected more than $327,000 from those identifying themselves as military personnel, while McCain has collected $224,000, according to an analysis of Federal Election Commission data by The Associated Press. - The Huffington PostIf you are interested in helping Veterans for Obama here in Loudoun, please contact Mr. Fasolo today.