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Admiral Joe Sestak for U.S. Senate

Admiral Sestak always supported our veterans when he was in Congress, and we need him now in the U.S. Senate.

Admiral Joe Sestak
Admiral Joe Sestak

(MEDIA, PA) - When Admiral Joe Sestak declared he would be running for the U.S. Senate this week, I was happy to hear it primarily because of one reason: he will take care of our veterans. Our Senators and Congressmen voted to send them to war in Iraq and Afghanistan, adding $1 trillion to our national dept for the cost of the wars.

Admiral Joe Sestak

But when those same Washington, D,C. politicians were asked to help our returning war veterans with a jobs bill, Pennsylvania’s Senator Toomey-who voted for the wars when as a Congressman from 1998 to 2005, voted “no” to help our veterans with the jobs bill.

Admiral Sestak always supported our veterans when he was in Congress, and we need him now in the U.S. Senate. Otherwise, we will continue to have Senator Toomey who doesn’t understand either the cost of wars, or the cost of what we owe our veterans who actually fight them.

A good example of Senator Toomey’s lack of understanding, in 2012, a Senate bill to help sick Vietnam veterans was ignored. In my opinion, Admiral Sestak would not have ignored that bill.

By: John J. Bury, US Navy, retired, Vietnam war veteran Media, Pa.

For immediate press release: all media can republish.

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John Bury represents both his interests and those of military veterans, with an emphasis on the U.S. Navy, and specific interest in health-related issues stemming from Agent Orange contamination; a rampant problem affecting so many who didn't necessarily have the deadly chemical dropped on their heads while fighting in Vietnam's jungles. John was onboard the USS Sacramento (AOE-1) a fast combat support ship from Oct. 1967 to Feb. 1972, making four deployments to Vietnam waters.

Now an activist and writer, John lives in the aptly named Pennsylvania city, Media, where he continues to seek justice while becoming a larger and larger voice of the movement. John has a college degree (AS) Management from Delaware County Community College, and he taught disciplines of engineering at Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades. When he isn't writing articles, performing research or rallying support for his fellow military veterans, John enjoys fishing; he is an amateur artist, and also spends time gardening and traveling. You can write to John Bury at Email: johnb1936@verizon.net

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David May 19, 2013 7:22 pm (Pacific time)

In May 2007, and again in Dec 2007, Sestak voted FOR Bush's Iraq War funding without timetables or accountability. This was after Sestak spent all 2006 campaigning to hold the line against Bush for such constraints. In other words, Sestak broke the key promise of his campaign and betrayed the voters. In the floor speech for his May 2007 vote, Sestak claimed that he still believed that timetables where the "only viable" option, before voting for the bill that by his own standard NOT viable. When Obama announced timetables for pulling out of Iraq, Sestak criticized the use of timetables.

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