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Democrats Anger Servicemen Overseas: 'We Got Ripped Off' Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000

Around the world, American servicemen are lashing out at Al Gore and the Democratic Party for challenging 39 percent of the overseas absentee ballots cast by military personnel.

Tuesday's Washington Post quotes military personnel as being disgusted, angry and disappointed that their votes might not count.

"Everybody's talking about it," an Army paratrooper stationed in Italy told the newspaper. "We got ripped off."

"You can hear the dissatisfaction throughout the post," said a helicopter pilot based in Germany.

The newspaper also spoke with political and military experts, one of whom said that if Gore were elected president, he would "start with the worst civil-military relations of any president in recent memory."

"Unless he takes extraordinary steps, such as speaking out personally, saying unambiguously that it is wrong to do this, I think his goose is cooked," said Peter Feaver, a Duke University expert on politics and the military.

Democrats Anger Servicemen Overseas

-- Ain't Gonna Happen (Not Here, November 22, 2000


A military coups NOW!

-- (Rambo@the.Gate), November 22, 2000.

IF Gore had any sense, he's agree with Dubya to count all those military ballots. The anger this has caused will affect the military votes for any Democrat for a long time.

-- johnn littmann (, November 22, 2000.

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