Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Another Pretender!

And wanna be, but skirting the reality in any way he could while the rest of us actually did the service!

Where have we heard this before and from how many, we Vets know!

Candidate’s Words on Vietnam Service Differ From History

At a ceremony honoring veterans and senior citizens who sent presents to soldiers overseas, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut rose and spoke of an earlier time in his life.


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.

The deferments allowed Mr. Blumenthal to complete his studies at Harvard; pursue a graduate fellowship in England; serve as a special assistant to The Washington Post’s publisher, Katharine Graham; and ultimately take a job in the Nixon White House.

In 1970, with his last deferment in jeopardy, he landed a coveted spot in the Marine Reserve, which virtually guaranteed that he would not be sent to Vietnam. He joined a unit in Washington that conducted drills and other exercises and focused on local projects, like fixing a campground and organizing a Toys for Tots drive. Continued

And had the ability to get himself into the Champaign Guard/Reserve Units while others filled their spots In-Country!

Also this one getting a job in the Nixon White House while that administration had agencies like the FBI and others in and out of government building dossiers on returning Vietnam Vets who were voicing their opposition to the occupation and also testifying as to the atrocities taking place!

To Be Added

To The Chickenhawk Hall of Shame

Todays Vets may want to add any they find or know about to same, isn't only for our time!

Conn. You Judge!

AIR DATE: May 18, 2010
Conn. Candidate Blumenthal Under Fire Over Vietnam Service Record

Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut's leading Democratic candidate for the Senate, spoke out amid allegations that he lied about his military record in Vietnam. Judy Woodruff talks to a reporter with the Hartford Courant in Connecticut about the backlash from the Republican candidates he may face in November. Transcript

He has been a strong advocate for veterans, though he hasn't held a position to really affect the needs of yet. But this isn't some redneck hokey who easily says he served with us in country, especially easy online, and runs around in jungle cammies, this is an intelligent professional who's in professions where one is supposed to think before speak and he's crossed the line to many times. The people of Conn. will need to judge, especially our brother 'Nam Vets!

But too many have tried to use service In Country in Vietnam to further their careers when either not serving or doing easy time in the guard and reserve units of that day, while others have slammed actual brothers who did serve, like the whole political party who enjoyed their 'purple heart bandages', vets included! And what was he doing in the Nixon administration at a time that whole executive branch were trying to tear down our brothers for speaking out against the occupation and the atrocities, has he been trying to pay back with the good these years for the bad of those!

I will give him credit though, he isn't like the previous hinted political parties ideology nor with that letter after his name, they seem to only find that they represent veterans a few months before each election cycle then obstruct the rest of the time and most certainly left us out when they controlled and forced two more destructive long running occupations while once again attacking veterans and citizens who opposed their rubber stamping of that administrations wants!

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