Democrat Richard Blumenthal Lies About Serving In Vietnam

“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.

Full Story – HERE

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.

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Chase May 19, 2010 at 05:27 am

Whoa. Dodging the draft is a perfectly acceptable practice here in the US, at least during the Vietnam War, but dodging the draft, then claiming you served? That’s just shady.

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Admin (Mike) May 21, 2010 at 03:36 am

LOL nice one Chase.

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bryce May 19, 2010 at 03:16 pm

What a POS, this PX Ranger has disrespected all vets. Shame he will be in congress
That’s what politicians are good at, distorting the truth.

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John May 19, 2010 at 03:21 pm

They’ll get in loads of trouble if they outright state that he lies.
So they simply use less brutal wording.

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Aleksandr Mravinsky May 19, 2010 at 06:10 pm

Meh. He’s a politician. I’d be more outraged if this sort of thing wasn’t a regular occurrence.

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Admin (Mike) May 21, 2010 at 03:37 am

hehe yea no kidding :(

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