Obama lies during Texas debate about U.S. soldiers
Posted on February 23, 2008 by digitalartpress
By: John Keitel
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During the last debate in Texas Barack Obama told a story about a rifle platoon going to Afghanistan. Obama spoke about what he called “the single most important foreign policy decision of this generation, whether or not to go to war in Iraq.” Obama believes he has the judgment to be commander-in-chief, after lies like this the people will not. Obama goes on to say, “It has diverted attention from Afghanistan where al Qaeda, that killed 3,000 Americans, are stronger now than anytime since 2001.”
First two lies, Afghanistan is now a UN obligation and there problem is the Taliban not al Qaeda, they are in the Pakistan Tribal area. Obama went on to say “I heard from an army captain who was the head of a rifle platoon, supposed to have 39 men in rifle platoon ended up being sent to Afghanistan with 24 because 15 of those soldiers had been sent to Iraq. And as a consequence they did not have enough ammunition. They didn’t have enough humvees. They were actually capturing Taliban weapons, because it was easier to get Taliban weapons then it was for them to get properly equiped by our current Commander-in-Chief. Now that a consequence of bad judgment.”
3rd lie - 15 men were reasigned 12 were replaced in Afghanistan.
4th lie - They were not able to use some live fire weapons during exercises in the United States because of ammo, but did live fire train in Afghanistan. Obama made this to sound like they were in combat without ammo.
5th lie - They did capture, how you do this without equipment Obama did not say, Taliban weapons and used them. Not because it was easier but the soldiers were doing what soldiers do in every war, capture weapons and use them to kill the enemy.
6th lie - They had 3 of 4 humvees and did use other vehicles. This is a rifle platoon that is a LIGHT infantry unit to remain agile to work in the mountains.
7th lie - This incident took place during 2003, four years ago! Obama did talk to this captain, but the captain never told his story to Obama but to a staffer. Again Obama made this sound like it was currently happening.
8th lie - This was a bad JUDGMENT on Obama’a part. You do not tell lies about the soldiers it will bite you back.
How many lies can one candidate tell in one answer, EIGHT. This gaff will harm and haunt the Obama campaign.
NBC Evening News was playing damage control tonight. Brian Williams explained “There are specific GAPS, but the story largely holds up.” and Lee Cowan said “The sum of the overall story is still the same.” This sound like the CBS story on fake G.W. Bush documents during his National Guard service. Dan Rather lost his job over the proved fake documents created in Word, lets make sure Barack Obama does not get a job, especially Commander-in-Chief.
This proves that Obama does NOT have the judgment to be President of the United States.
Fast Forward Video to see hear Obama’s Comments that start at 3:30 min.