Maybe they saw the president on the front lines

Romney says his sons have served by going on Mormon missions.

Published June 18, 2007 1:46PM (EDT)

Asked on CNN this morning whether the fact that none of his five sons has served in the U.S. military might be a political issue for him, Iraq surge supporter and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said: "Each of my five sons gave two years of their life to the service of their church, and I consider that service to be laudable. But I very highly value those who serve in the military. But it is a volunteer military and I hope that we keep it that way."

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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