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May 17, 2010

CT Atty General Richard Blumenthal Claimed Vietnam Service

Service records say "no". (NYT link).

“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.”

There was one problem: Mr. 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.

There's a video embedded with the story, and his language is unambiguous.

"We have learned something very important since the days that I served in Vietnam".

The article notes times when he is fuzzier with his language, but also times like the 2008 talk in Norwalk, when it's really not all that ambigous.

This is stupid on steriods. It's boggles the mind (and a boggled mind is of absolutely no use to anyone).

Also it will kill his Senate bid.

Dummy.


via Andy Levy on Twitter.


UPDATE: Blumenthal remembers the last mission.

"Hartford... shit; I'm still only in Hartford... Every time I think I'm gonna wake up back in the jungle. "

Posted by: Richard Blumenthal at May 17, 2010 09:31 PM (asRwH)

UPDATE2: Slublog has this fertile mind with the p-shops, doesn't he?

UPDATE3: The spin begins. Focus is on the deferments, not the lie about having served in VietNam. [link via DrewM.]

Lame. Look at the video again. It isn't about his deferments, it's his lie about having served in VietNam.


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*Slubs adds "with apologies to Adam Baldwin". But I'll bet he laughs his ass off too.

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