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Palin never in Iraq, campaign now says
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Posted on 09/13/2008 2:54:26 PM PDT by Chet 99

(CNN) -- Sarah Palin did not visit troops in Iraq, a spokesperson for the Republican vice presidential nominee confirmed Saturday, as new details emerged about the extent of the Alaska governor's foreign travel. Gov. Sarah Palin's aide confirmed to CNN details of her foreign travel Saturday.

Gov. Sarah Palin's aide confirmed to CNN details of her foreign travel Saturday.

In July of last year, Palin left North America for the first time to visit Alaskan troops stationed in Kuwait. Palin officials originally said her itinerary included U.S. military installations or outposts in Germany and Kuwait, and that she had visited Ireland.

A Palin aide in Alaska said Iraq was also one of the stops on that trip.

The Boston Globe reported Saturday that Palin visited the Iraqi side of a border crossing -- but never journeyed past the checkpoint. Earlier, campaign aides confirmed reports that Palin's time in Ireland on that trip had actually been a refueling stop.

(Excerpt) Read more at edition.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2008veep; foreignpolicy; iraq; kuwait; mccainpalin; nationalguard; palin; palinrecord
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1 posted on 09/13/2008 2:54:26 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

“The Boston Globe reported Saturday that Palin visited the Iraqi side of a border crossing “

End of story.


2 posted on 09/13/2008 2:54:58 PM PDT by Chet 99 (http://www.mccainpalinvictory2008.com/)
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To: Chet 99

Liberal media tag team trick... One reports it deep inside of a non story. Then AP/CNN splashes headline across the wires as if she is guilty.

This is going to be ugly.


3 posted on 09/13/2008 2:58:00 PM PDT by nhwingut
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To: Chet 99
Not only did she not visit troops in Iraq, she was never a volunteer for Mother Teresa, not did she fight in the revolutionary war, nor was she there to help Jesus (the great community organizer of old) carry that cross up that hill.

All things one would expect a Governor of Alaska to do.

4 posted on 09/13/2008 2:58:38 PM PDT by AndyTheBear (Disastrous social experimentation is the opiate of elitist snobs.)
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To: Chet 99

is this a story to contradict Palin’s claim (that she never made) of visiting Iraq? or is this just a way for the MSM to underscore the fact that she never visited the troops in Iraq but Nobama did?


5 posted on 09/13/2008 3:00:30 PM PDT by zwerni (*** PALIN/mccain 2008 ***)
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To: Chet 99

John Kerry crossed into Cambodia.....Oh, wait.....


6 posted on 09/13/2008 3:00:52 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: zwerni

Unclear what they’re up to.

http://marklevinshow.com/gibson-interview/

GIBSON: Did you ever travel outside the country prior to your trip to Kuwait and Germany last year?

PALIN: Canada, Mexico, and then, yes, that trip, that was the trip of a lifetime to visit our troops in Kuwait and stop and visit our injured soldiers in Germany. That was the trip of a lifetime and it changed my life.


7 posted on 09/13/2008 3:01:25 PM PDT by Chet 99 (http://www.mccainpalinvictory2008.com/)
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To: zwerni

when she was in Germany she visited the injured troops odumbo didnt


8 posted on 09/13/2008 3:02:20 PM PDT by italianquaker (Great choice Mccain in Governor Sarah Palin)
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To: Chet 99

Yeah. All the photos I’ve seen about the trip were captioned that she was visiting troops in Q8. I wonder why CNN never picked up on that. Illiterate?


9 posted on 09/13/2008 3:02:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Whites lift McCain to slim lead over Obama in poll" - Ass. Press ---09-12-08)
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To: Chet 99

she was never in Iraq....She was in the Iraq theater of Operations that included Kuwait.

Who put this in the GLOBE? Didn’t know what they were talking about.


10 posted on 09/13/2008 3:02:57 PM PDT by plangent
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To: Chet 99

PALIN: Canada, Mexico, and then, yes, that trip, that was the trip of a lifetime to visit our troops in Kuwait and stop and visit our injured soldiers in Germany. That was the trip of a lifetime and it changed my life.

See!! - there it is!!! you have to read between the lines...


11 posted on 09/13/2008 3:03:36 PM PDT by zwerni (*** PALIN/mccain 2008 ***)
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To: Chet 99

IMO, the media is going to absolutely destroy themselves this election. Gibson has just accomplished it for himself.


12 posted on 09/13/2008 3:03:52 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac President.)
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To: Chet 99
Governors don't normally travel to war zones.

The Obomination ONLY went to Iraq and his “world tour” ONLY because McCain challenged him on his foreign policy. Prior to going there and NOT visiting the troops he had never been there either.

13 posted on 09/13/2008 3:04:22 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: AndyTheBear

You made my day. You should replace Leno.


14 posted on 09/13/2008 3:04:25 PM PDT by duckln
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To: Chet 99
Pitiful if this is their best line of attack from the GWOT perspective.


15 posted on 09/13/2008 3:04:56 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: Chet 99

At least Gibson is good for something...

GIBSON: Did you ever travel outside the country prior to your trip to Kuwait and Germany last year?

PALIN: Canada, Mexico, and then, yes, that trip, that was the trip of a lifetime to visit our troops in Kuwait and stop and visit our injured soldiers in Germany. That was the trip of a lifetime and it changed my life.


16 posted on 09/13/2008 3:05:10 PM PDT by nhwingut
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To: zwerni

Exactly. None of the photos I’ve seen are ever identified as her being in Iraq - all the photos clearly identify Kuwait. They are the ones officially posted on the Alaskan website.

So, the media gets it wrong again and decides to blame her office for it.

They “assumed”, of course.


17 posted on 09/13/2008 3:05:23 PM PDT by mabelkitty (Obama thanks McCain for not questioning his Muslim faith)
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To: Chet 99

OMG!!!!!!!!!

Form a lynch party.

But, not for Sarah Palin, for the leftist media.

One wonders what would be uncovered if they had looked half as deep into B HO as they are against this woman.

Major non-scandals making headlines while a Marxist gets a free ride.


18 posted on 09/13/2008 3:05:44 PM PDT by DakotaRed (Don't you wish you had supported a conservative when you had the chance?)
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To: Chet 99

Obama’s photo ops with foreign leaders makes him qualified?! Oh come on this is stupid.


19 posted on 09/13/2008 3:06:12 PM PDT by Tempest (The devil and the media have sided with Obama)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

she will definitely be the best looking VP this country ever had :)


20 posted on 09/13/2008 3:06:21 PM PDT by zwerni (*** PALIN/mccain 2008 ***)
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To: Chet 99

Good Grief


21 posted on 09/13/2008 3:06:41 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Chet 99

Has she been to Vegas?

If so thats good enough,if not I will be forced to vote for Obama


22 posted on 09/13/2008 3:07:27 PM PDT by woofie
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To: DoughtyOne

By all Reason; they should destroy themselves. But, they do have their audience. . .albeit; most of them do not buy newspapers or watch network or cable news. . .or. ..


23 posted on 09/13/2008 3:08:24 PM PDT by cricket (God Bless America and President Bush 9/11/08 .)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Oh stop with the photos! Everyone knows they were shot in the same studio where the fake Apollo moon landings shots were taken...


24 posted on 09/13/2008 3:08:25 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: Chet 99

HEY CNN...SHE NEVER SAID SHE WAS IN IRAQ!!!

idiots.


25 posted on 09/13/2008 3:08:32 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Chet 99
Zerobama was in Iraq but still doesn't have a clue about what is going on there. This guy is going to be the DNC Titanic.

Hillary get the pantsuits dry-cleaned. You will begin campaigning right after the McCain inaugural.

26 posted on 09/13/2008 3:09:00 PM PDT by hflynn ( Soros would not make any sense even if he spelled his name backwards)
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To: Chet 99
“The Boston Globe reported Saturday that Palin visited the Iraqi side of a border crossing “

Ummm, wouldn't that mean that she was in Iraq?

Keeping in mind that she never said she was! One of her 'people' said it.

27 posted on 09/13/2008 3:10:03 PM PDT by airborne (Don't pray that God is on your side. Instead, pray that you are on God's side!)
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To: Chet 99

From CNN’s ‘lipstick stained lips’ to ours. . .and slight variation of a ‘kiss the pig - and tell’ here. . .


28 posted on 09/13/2008 3:10:25 PM PDT by cricket (God Bless America and President Bush 9/11/08 .)
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To: Chet 99

STRAW MAN Alert!!!!


29 posted on 09/13/2008 3:13:36 PM PDT by Lent
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To: Chet 99

Has Obama visited Alaska? Our 58th or is it. .. our 59th State. . .


30 posted on 09/13/2008 3:13:40 PM PDT by cricket (God Bless America and President Bush 9/11/08 .)
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To: AndyTheBear
Not only did she not visit troops in Iraq, she was never a volunteer for Mother Teresa, not did she fight in the revolutionary war, nor was she there to help Jesus (the great community organizer of old) carry that cross up that hill.

.....and, like Tony Curtis, she has never been in Cliff Claven's kitchen.

31 posted on 09/13/2008 3:13:50 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Chet 99
MRS. PALIN CANNOT WALK ON WATER
until it has been below 32ºF for a sufficient period of time

32 posted on 09/13/2008 3:13:59 PM PDT by Petronski (Please pray for the success of McCain and Palin. Every day, whenever you pray.)
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To: Tempest
Yeah and didn't obozo have some kind of an "exaggerated experience" about the same time HRC was talking about her "duck and cover" entry into a war zone?

I can't remember what the specifics were (hard to keep obozo's lies straight) but I seem to remember that he was caught in a whopper and he gave ground-covered by the MSM of course.

33 posted on 09/13/2008 3:14:26 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: nhwingut
Actually, this is more insidious. The liberal media reports she went into Iraq. Then admits they got it wrong. Then accuses the McCain camp of lying about it because the media lied.

This is like me lying under oath in your trial, and then accusing you of being the liar when I am charged with perjury. It is beyond absurd.

34 posted on 09/13/2008 3:16:26 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (You can put lipstick on a donkey, but it's still just a jackass.)
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To: cricket

At the vigil mass tonight one of the petitions was “for fair and just reporting by journalists and the media, let us pray to the Lord.” I was so surprised to hear this in church. I replied loudly, “Lord hear our prayer!” How timely. Perhaps someone in the Catholic church thought this should be added to the mass because of media bias on Christianity and church issues.


35 posted on 09/13/2008 3:16:54 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Chet 99

As far as I know the pictures and material I saw indicated Germany and Kuwait.


36 posted on 09/13/2008 3:17:27 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: cricket

Check out the picture of Palin CNN has posted with their story. Talk about making a beautiful woman look ugly. The story claims that an aide in Alaska said she went to Iraq. What a load of s-—.


37 posted on 09/13/2008 3:17:44 PM PDT by Murp
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To: TNCMAXQ

bttt


38 posted on 09/13/2008 3:18:40 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: cricket
Has Obama visited Alaska? Our 58th or is it. .. our 59th State. . .

According to the gifted and supremely talented orator / singer / disk spinning P.Diddy...there are no crack heads or black people in Alaska.

39 posted on 09/13/2008 3:19:46 PM PDT by Osage Orange (As Geraldine Ferraro said: “If this guy were white, we wouldn’t even know his name.”)
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To: Chet 99

30 Lieyers in AK and this is what they got?? Must have cost Obummer $250K. Guess if you have no ideas, you have to slash and burn.

Pray for W, Mccuda and Our Troops


40 posted on 09/13/2008 3:19:56 PM PDT by bray (Drill Congress!!)
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To: Chet 99
She didn't lie to Charlie Gibson! And Obama challenges her veracity? That will go over real well with women voters!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

41 posted on 09/13/2008 3:24:37 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Mark
>>>John Kerry crossed into Cambodia.....Oh, wait.....<<<
—LOL. I'm not sure if I'm having more fun this election year than in 2004.., but it's close!
42 posted on 09/13/2008 3:25:25 PM PDT by Shqipo (McCain/Palin rallies.... No rock bands required.)
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The entire “article” from the deceptive headline on down is a joke. CNN et al carrying the water for the Zero as usual. Calling McCain, Palin, and their entire campaign liars. The dimwits must be getting horrible poll numbers from their own pollsters - their actions are not those of a campaign in the lead or on offense. They continue to be pathetic.


43 posted on 09/13/2008 3:26:47 PM PDT by Kylie_04 (I must not consume liquids while reading posts. I must not consume liquids while reading posts.)
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To: Chet 99

Cnn is really reaching on this one.


44 posted on 09/13/2008 3:29:23 PM PDT by linn37 (Hail Me, Obama or be cast into the fiery pits of eternal damnation!")
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To: Chet 99

I was never aware that she ever claimed to have visited Iraq in the first place. So, lemme see, the drive-bys want to focus on the fact that a GOVERNOR visited wounded troops in KUWAIT near the theater of action while OBAMA wouldn’t visit wounded troops hundreds of miles from the area of combat??? Is that really where they want to go?


45 posted on 09/13/2008 3:30:04 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Chet 99

I just had an argument with a moonbat about this. She was never in Iraq he said. He gave me a WAPO article that the headline said “Palin Never in Iraq” The WAPO article linked to a Boston Globe article, that said she was in Iraq on the border.

DUHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! What a bunch of hooey. Dimmies are very desperate.


46 posted on 09/13/2008 3:30:55 PM PDT by jsh3180
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To: Chet 99

Oh, some damn naive “aide” was trying to be too helpful when she mentioned the border checkpoint and the refueling stop in Ireland. No doubt they have been told to be honest..

Now they need to be REALLY educated on what slime journalism is about, that Sarah is being stalked by smear merchants, and told that if they MUST answer any question or make any comment, they must always insist on being quoted by name and on the record and keep good notes. They should all have a briefing from Scooter libby.


47 posted on 09/13/2008 3:31:26 PM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

God this woman looks good in a t-shirt. If they run those images, I swear it’s good for half a million more male votes.


48 posted on 09/13/2008 3:31:27 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: bray

media grasping at straws. I wasn’t even aware that Palin went to Iraq. All I know was that she went to Kuwait and Germany


49 posted on 09/13/2008 3:31:34 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Chet 99
Unclear what they’re up to.

"Exposing" a statement (that was never made) as a lie (that was never told.) Except by them. Every thing I haved ever heard was that she went to Kuwait.

50 posted on 09/13/2008 3:33:16 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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