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Legislator-Marine Gets Attacked For Serving His Country

"He went AWOL" on his constituents by serving in Iraq

Joel Mowbray has a must read column today about a Marine, running for office in Ohio, who is being attacked for serving in the military by his political opponent. Rep. Josh Mandel is a Republican State Legislator in Ohio. His opponent, Bob Belovich, hates both the war and the military in general. Barbara Belovich said Josh “went AWOL” by fighting in Iraq.

Even Mr. Mandel’s motives for serving in Iraq are being questioned. Mrs. Belovich claimed in an interview with this columnist that Mandel “put his personal ambitions ahead of his constituents.” Asked why anyone would enter a war zone out of “personal ambition,” Barbara Belovich replied curtly, “Certainly he wasn’t serving our needs.”

Barbara Belovich also said Mr. Mandel “isn’t serving our country, he’s serving George Bush” and “[Mandel] feels that his obligation to George Bush is stronger than his, you know, his obligation to the people in the 17th District.”

The man went to Iraq as a Marine and fought for this country. Bob Belovich and his wife, however, condemns him for doing so. Hear the audio here:

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