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Obama's Memorial Day Whoppers
LAS CRUCES, N.M -- Despite
not having served in the military himself, Barack Obama used his
Memorial Day remarks to speak about his familyís service. "My
grandfather marched in Pattonís army, but I cannot know what it is to
walk into battle like so many of you," he told a small group of veterans
And speaking of his typical white grandmother, he said -- "My
grandmother worked on a bomber assembly line, but I cannot know what it
is for a family to sacrifice like so many of yours have."
Obama also spoke about his typical white uncle, who was part of the American
brigade that helped to liberate Auschwitz. He said the family
legend is that, upon returning from war, his uncle spent six months in
First lie! --
Wow! Very dramatic! The
problem is that
Auschwitz of course is in Poland. It was liberated by the Red Army
on January 27th, 1945. Poland, on most maps is usually placed to
the east of Germany, although we may need to investigate the geography
textbooks the Obamessiah used as a child.
The Allies were wrapping up the battle of the bulge in late January of
1945 -- the Rhine crossings were still well into the future when
Auschwitz was liberated.
Either Obamaís uncle served in the Red Army, or heís spinning
Clintonesque lies about Auschwitz to sell his government programs. Hey,
itís for a good causeÖbut itís not enough for him. It has to be
personal. It has to be all about him.
-- Obama has no uncles.
His mother Anna was an only child, and Obama Sr. had two sisters.
Oh, it's not a lie, his campaign says he made a
mistake -- he just made another gaffe in the growing collection of
documented Obama's gaffes -- it was his great-uncle and it was a
sub-camp of Buchenwald, but who cares about these little details, right?
AGAIN? -- well, it turns out that he's
told this tale before,
in 2002 -- except he identifies his typical white grandfather as the liberator.
"My grandfather signed up for a war the day after Pearl Harbor
was bombed, fought in Pattonís army. He saw the dead and dying
across the fields of Europe; he heard the stories of fellow troops who
first entered Auschwitz and Treblinka. He fought in the
name of a larger freedom, part of that arsenal of democracy that
triumphed over evil, and he did not fight in vain."
-- Obama's grandfather enlisted on
June 18, 1942.
Fourth lie! -- In his
autobiography, "Dreams of My Father," Obama states his grandfather never
engaged in combat. "Gramps returned from the war never having seen
real combat, and the family moved to California, where he enrolled at
Berkeley under the GI bill." --
Two Year-Old Lie
Responding to criticism of his disrespect of the flag of the United
States during the National Anthem, Obama defended himself by saying
"My grandfather taught me how to say the Pledge of Allegiance when I was
He didn't even remember what he was doing on
September 17th, when Obama, Hillary and Bill Richardson attended the
Steak Fry of Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) in Indianola, IA.
How can he possibly remember what happened when he was two
years old? Do you know anyone that remembers events when they were
At a town hall meeting in Kokomo, IN, Obama,
responding to a question, referred to the time last October, when a
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, TV reporter asked him why he didnít wear a flag pin.
"Then I was asked about this in Iowa," Obama said. "And
somebody said 'Why donít you wear a flag pin?' I said, well,
sometimes I do, sometimes I donít. I said, although I will say
that sometimes I notice that theyíre people who wear flag pins but they
donít always act patriotic. And I was specifically referring to
politicians, not individuals who wear flag pins, but politicians who
you see wearing flag pins and then vote against funding for veterans,
saying we canít afford it."
Obama then proceeds, in a magnificent example of hypocritical chutzpah,
to call bloggers who accurately reported his words liars.
"So I make this comment. Suddenly a bunch of these, you know,
TV commentators and bloggers (say) 'Obama is disrespecting people who
wear flag pins.' Well, thatís just not true. Also, another way
of saying it is, itís a lie."
Obamaís two radically different versions of his reasons for not wearing
the pin are there for you to read. You decide whoís telling the truth.
Obama traveled Monday to Independence, Missouri,
to proclaim his patriotism in an appearance linked to the Fourth of
July holiday. He said: "I will never question the patriotism of
others in this campaign, and I will not stand idly by when I hear others
The patriot, Obama, does the crotch salute during the National Anthem. (video)
Obama is a damned, sneaky bastard. He knows he doesn't have to question the patriotism of others,
meaning John McCain, of course, because he has a core group of surrogates that
performing this nasty "artful" work for some time.
On July 8th, George McGovern
argued that John McCain's war experience was not a qualification for
the White House, saying, "But I don't recall ever saying that experience
as a bomber pilot equipped me to be very strong on how to run a war, how
to command the armed forces. Of course, John McCain never said it
dismissed the import of McCainís military background in the current
race. "I donít think getting in a fighter plane and getting shot down is
a qualification to become president," Clark sniffed. The real
issue, according to Clark, was that McCain was "untested and untried."
Again, John McCain never said it was.
But CNN's, John Roberts,
pointed out the most glaring contradiction in Clark's theory of
military experience: his enthusiastic endorsement of the treacherous
John Kerry, whose strategic command experience was nowhere near
Jim Webb didn't have any problem
using his military service to run against George Allen, but now he
says, "Let's get the politics out of the military, take care of our
military people, or have our political arguments in other areas."
Rand Beers, a former Clinton White House aide, was appearing at the
McCain University, a day-long symposia attacking Senator McCain hosted
by John Podesta's Center for American Progress, and he, too,
Senator McCain for his service with an equally outrageous statement.
Beers attacked Senator McCain, saying that he was isolated during the
Vietnam years, causing him to miss all the social revolutions going on
in the 1960s. Yes, he was isolated. He was in a prison cell
in North Vietnam. And he said because he was captured, his
national security experience in that regard is sadly limited -- pretty
In May, Tom Harkin
told reporters on a conference call, "He (McCain) comes from a long
line of just military people, so I think his whole worldview, his life
view has been shaped from a military viewpoint, and he has a hard time
thinking beyond that, and I think he's trapped in that. And I think that
can be pretty dangerous."
On April 7th, Senator Jay Rockefeller, in an interview with The
said, "McCain was a fighter pilot, who dropped laser-guided missiles
from 35,000 feet. He was long gone when they hit. What happened when
they [the missiles] get to the ground? He doesnít know. You have to care
about the lives of people. McCain never gets into those issues."
The Obama Campaign doesn't want the conversation to be about military
experience, foreign relations or qualification to run our nations
defense -- how convenient, since Obama has no experience with any
Obama has less than zero military and defense experience, and his foreign relations
experience is limited to being the chairman of the U.S. Senate
Foreign Relations Committee's 11-member Subcommittee on European
The committee's jurisdiction includes the North Atlantic Treaty
Organization, which has been providing military support to Afghanistan
since it assumed authority for the International Security Assistance
Force mission in 2003.
As subcommittee chairman, Obama could have held hearings pertaining to
the role of NATO in the war in Afghanistan, but he has not held a