Skip to comments.Pentagon questions Obama’s soldier story (Obama admits cocaine use and it shows)
Posted on 02/22/2008 7:51:44 PM PST by tobyhill
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon on Friday tried to cast doubt on an account of military equipment shortages mentioned by Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, whose campaign team stood by the story.
In a debate with rival Hillary Clinton on Thursday evening, Obama said he had heard from an Army captain who served in Afghanistan and whose unit did not have enough ammunition or vehicles.
Obama said it was easier for the troops to capture weapons from Taliban militants than it was "to get properly equipped by our current commander in chief," President Bush
I find that account pretty hard to imagine," Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman told reporters.
"Despite the stress that we readily acknowledge on the force, one of the things that we do is make sure that all of our units and service members that are going into harm's way are properly trained, equipped and with the leadership to be successful," he said.
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The guy supposedly is out of Ft. Drum, NY. Now why would he be writing to OBAMA when the Senator from NY sits on the Armed Forces Committee?
Have you seen the thread where Senator Warner is going to look into this accusation?
I presume this officer who gave this information did so to help Barak Hussein Obama. By doing so, he is injecting himself into the political campaign. I am sure he wants to stay anonymous...it is a matter of fact, whether you agree or disagree with it, that you DO surrender some of your First Amendment rights when you join the military.
Bringing him up on censure charges in the senate for this slander, right after he takes the nomination from hilldog will be icing on the cake for our side.
I hope so!
Sounds more like an editorial. To investigate the anecdote is to "cast doubt" on the new leader of Hope and Change.
Military equipment shortages have been a big U.S. political issue, particularly in the early years of the Iraq war.
By golly, it is an editorial.
Lame and uncalled for addition to the title. It detracts from your message.
He just finished a rally in Austin. He told the crowd he was ready to report for duty. Newsman called him the “Pied Piper of Politics”.
Why the bogus title about cocaine use? At best, this is sophomoric humor.
If the story about the military is a lie he's probably done for.
I find THIS
to be as bad as anything else that Saddam Obama has done.
If your post were a parade, your lame editorial commentary would be rain.
Wonder if it was a set up. I can’t imagine the military wanting him as C in C ...so
So all any near-homeless loser on the street has to do to gain fame and 10,000 dollars is to turn a video camera on himself talking about having gay sex and drugs with a presidential candidate?
Look, if some actual evidence turns up to back up this Sinclair guy’s story then by all means lets run with it. But until then, it just discredits Republicans if this garbage is what we bring to confront Obama in an election.
Obama has done this in a way which is clever. If the charges turn out to be false, he can say that he didn’t say it was true but that someone told him it was true.
Is there a better equiped military force?
I hope they track down this pouting captain and put him on latrine duty — with equipment shortages.
It doesn’t matter, if the media doesn’t report it, he didn’t say it.
I was just thinking the same thing. My thought this sounded like a Clinton set up.
Was she smiling or smirking as he told the story?
But the Democrats are not guaranteed to take the White House - because of stuff like this.
I only got to see the last 5 or so minutes of the debate. Even that turned out to be more than I could handle!
Why the bogus title about cocaine use? At best, this is sophomoric humor.
Not even remotely funny considering the bogus accusations against GWB.
It still makes Obama look bad..
and I loved Hillarys story about the border fence running through a college campus ...George Bush was out there personally telling them where to put the fence
Of course they’ll stick by their story because he found their patsy that will tell the reporters whatever he wants and if there’s a slip then the reporters have got his back.
I feel the same way. Just as I would have been more than obliged to lend my sympathies to the Jersey Girls, once they became politically active (especially the way they did it) all my courtesy goes out the window.
The "campaign team" is standing by the story, however. And if he's spreading lies on the basis of hearsay, then that doesn't really speak well of him either. Of course, if someone's drinking his Kool-Aid, they'll worship him no matter what he does.
At times it's hard to decide which of the candidates I despise the most. I guess when I figure that out, then I'll know who to vote against.
Neither one of these Democrats have the slightest idea how be an EXECUTIVE all they do is "FEEL", "POLL" and "LEGISLATE" based on those FEELINGS & POLLS.
Command requires THOUGHT, deadly choices, more thought and a DECISION. These phonies will take a POLL before they make any command decision.
I just can't fathom a reality with either of these two leftists is the President of the United States!!
Re “he told the crowd that he was ready to report for duty.” Damned! Is Kerry running again?
We have lowered the standards for POTUS so much, who really cares if the candidates admit to drug use (Osama), adultery (McCain) or covering up the sex crimes of their spouse (Hillary)?
If this country can re-elect a President who we KNOW used a cigar to sexually arouse a young woman right in the Oval office, maintaining a sexual affair with her for more than one year as a married POTUS, then who CARES about a homosexual encounter allegation using cocaine 20 years ago, or whether Hillary might be a lesbian, or whether McCain might have had an affair with a lobbyist years back?
This country deserves exactly what it gets in November, whoever ends up living in our White House. We have cheapened the process, and reduced the office to a joke. We’re losing W’s legacy of honor and respect in leadership, and from here, it’s all downhill.
Maybe he thought it was original.
I still remember the old commercial,”This is your brain on drugs” and for every stupid thing that comes out of the mouth of an admitted drug user I attribute it to the drugs.
It has no relevance to the specific issue at hand, and, as pointed out earlier, it does nothing but detract from what is a legitimate question about Obama's claims.
If the cocaine card is going to be played on a regular basis, let me know so I can go out and get a new deck......
Right now I only have race, victim and gender cards to play with.
Time to SwiftBoat Obama. We did it once, we can do it again.
The truth shall triumph over hype.
Well, I certainly can't argue with you there!
I’m seriously wondering if somebody dropped a piece of disinformation on the Obamination, in the hopes that he would go for it hook, line and sinker ... and make himself look ridiculous.
Not to worry people, when the stress of the Presidential office hits him I’m sure he’ll be able to cope without the help of barbituates! (nervous laughing)
Hm...John Kerry said he spoke to leaders of other nations who, he said, wanted him to win the election. Harry Reid has his phantom illegal. And now Obama has his phantom (no doubt Democrat) soldier. Those wascawy wibewals!!!
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