“We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam,” Mr. Blumenthal said to the group gathered in Norwalk in March 2008. “And you exemplify it. Whatever we think about the war, whatever we call it — Afghanistan or Iraq — we owe our military men and women unconditional support.”
Nice words… BUT…
Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat now running for the United States Senate, never served in Vietnam. He obtained at least five military deferments from 1965 to 1970 and took repeated steps that enabled him to avoid going to war, according to records.
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Judging by the rest of the article, he seems to be doing a whole lot of backpedaling now.
Pretty funny how the NYT headline says his “words differ” rather than calling him a liar. How classy of them to use a euphemism. :roll:
I’ve never been to war, or been in the military. But for those who have, I assume its pretty easy to spot when someone is bullshitting about their service.
Sadly, an incident like this probably wont hurt his senate chance.