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To: EnderWiggins
You must be an amazing person to have graduated from West Point received a commission and an important assignment caring for nuclear warheads at only 21 years of age. You must be one of the youngest West Point Graduates ever, which is an impressive accomplishment. Congratulations!

You are a little confused however about who does background checks for military security clearances. The FBI does do background checks on individuals for Federal, State and Local agencies. The Department of Defense performs it's own background checks on military personnel. I called my friend who was in Naval Intelligence; he has insisted that a person with Obama’s questionable associations, admitted drug use and other information included in his autobiographies would not have passed a DOD background check at the time he served in the 1980s. That is for what it's worth since you have already stated you would not accept any person's assessment on this.

Personally I do not have as strong a feelings on this as you might assume. I have very little faith in our judicial system. I do not believe that Obama will be declared ineligible to be president until he is either impeached by a Republican dominated House of Representatives or his own friends turn on him. Neither is very likely. I do however support those who continue to try and unseal the documentation of Obama’s life.

30 posted on 02/18/2010 7:09:35 PM PST by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: fireman15
"You must be an amazing person to have graduated from West Point received a commission and an important assignment caring for nuclear warheads at only 21 years of age. You must be one of the youngest West Point Graduates ever, which is an impressive accomplishment. Congratulations!" You must not know very much about West Point. My profile is about average. Everybody gets commissioned, most of us are 21 when we graduate, and all of us get positions of significant responsibility afterward.

"You are a little confused however about who does background checks for military security clearances. The FBI does do background checks on individuals for Federal, State and Local agencies. The Department of Defense performs it's own background checks on military personnel.

Not true. Every single background check I have ever been involved with regarding Military personnel (either my own or those I was contacted regarding) were performed by the FBI. Whether that was luck of the draw or not, it does not matter. The FBI absolutely does background checks for military security clearances.

" I called my friend who was in Naval Intelligence; he has insisted that a person with Obama’s questionable associations, admitted drug use and other information included in his autobiographies would not have passed a DOD background check at the time he served in the 1980s. That is for what it's worth since you have already stated you would not accept any person's assessment on this."

The fact that he is even willing to offer an opinion demonstrates that he has no idea what he is talking about.
31 posted on 02/19/2010 9:12:56 AM PST by EnderWiggins
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