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Obama camp suggests lies over Palin visit to Iraq
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Posted on 09/13/2008 3:07:22 PM PDT by Chet 99

Obama camp suggests lies over Palin visit to Iraq

By GLEN JOHNSON – 4 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The question of whether Sarah Palin has ever been to Iraq pushed Obama aides Saturday to accuse the McCain campaign of outright lies, distortions and distractions to the American people.

Since Republican presidential nominee John McCain tapped the Alaska governor to be his running mate on Aug. 29, questions about her experience have been fueled by her relatively brief tenure in office, as well as a dearth of foreign travel.

Palin made a well-documented trip to Kuwait and Germany last year to visit U.S. troops, and over time, the governor and her staff have revealed she also visited Canada and Mexico. Meanwhile, her aides clarified that a purported visit to Ireland was little more than a refueling stop during her trip to the Middle East.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: foreignpolicy; iraq; kuwait; mccainpalin; nationalguard; obamabiden; organizer; palin; palinrecord
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1 posted on 09/13/2008 3:07:22 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

The big difference is she visited the injured tropps while odumbo made excuses not too


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

I thought Obama was going to focus on issues:?


3 posted on 09/13/2008 3:10:03 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: italianquaker

Good point. Now the MSM needs to report it that way . . .

(crickets?)


4 posted on 09/13/2008 3:10:24 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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Meanwhile, her aides clarified that a purported visit to Ireland was little more than a refueling stop during her trip to the Middle East.

Another media distortion. There is no clarification here. They said from the outset that it was a refueling trip in responding to media questions about Palin's out of country travels. This is infuriating.

5 posted on 09/13/2008 3:10:41 PM PDT by Chet 99 (http://www.mccainpalinvictory2008.com/)
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To: Chet 99
The question of whether Sarah Palin has ever been to Iraq pushed Obama aides Saturday to accuse the McCain campaign of outright lies, distortions and distractions to the American people.

Now THAT's audacity. First they steal the Obama campaign slogan now they steal the Obama campaign strategy.

6 posted on 09/13/2008 3:10:50 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (What do Barack Obama and a bowl of chili have in common?)
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To: italianquaker
Yep. And why does Barry care so much about Iraq? He wants us outta there!

"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

7 posted on 09/13/2008 3:10:50 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: italianquaker

geesh. this is crazy.

She never claimed she visited Iraq.


8 posted on 09/13/2008 3:11:28 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (Reagan conservatism is back ! .. Thank God for Sarah.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

That will be the next ad coming out. Everytime odumbo opens a door he gets kicked in his A@@ for it


9 posted on 09/13/2008 3:11:32 PM PDT by italianquaker (Great choice Mccain in Governor Sarah Palin)
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To: Chet 99
That discrepancy prompted a blistering memorandum to campaign reporters by aides to Democratic nominee Barack Obama.

So the best they can do is gripe about a technicality of whether she actually did or didn't cross over the exact Kuwait/Iraq line? This is lame. The Obamaniacs have no idea what they are doing.

10 posted on 09/13/2008 3:11:43 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (You can put lipstick on a donkey, but it's still just a jackass.)
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To: Chet 99

Whaaa, whaa, boo hoo boo hoo.

Mommie, mommie, look what she did............

Can’t the Democrats front an adult for president?


11 posted on 09/13/2008 3:11:48 PM PDT by DakotaRed (Don't you wish you had supported a conservative when you had the chance?)
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To: Texas Eagle
Obama calling McCain a liar. Kettle meet pot!

"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

12 posted on 09/13/2008 3:12:16 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Chet 99

Ive never heard of Palin claiming to have gone to Iraq. She simply says she visited troops serving in Iraq as well as Kuwait where her men are stationed. Maybe Obamamania is hallucinating


13 posted on 09/13/2008 3:12:40 PM PDT by BooyahPower
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To: Chet 99

I do give them points for creativity. I’ve never seen this done before.

So now a regioanl liberal media source makes up stories from unnamed sources. And days later the national wires correct it as some sort of scandal.

Pretty slick.


14 posted on 09/13/2008 3:13:09 PM PDT by nhwingut
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To: Chet 99
Wait a minute, didn't O-Zone visit Af and Ir for the first time just a month ago, at the urging of McCain? Wow, this is a HUgh issue for Palin, because O-zone, godlike, can absorb the total implications of a region simply by walking on the sand for a day or two. God, he's so much more qualified.

These people are insane.

15 posted on 09/13/2008 3:13:27 PM PDT by Jagman
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To: goldstategop

Heh, heh. Why is it my first instinct to not trust anything the AP says.


16 posted on 09/13/2008 3:13:27 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (What do Barack Obama and a bowl of chili have in common?)
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To: Chet 99
I heard somewhere that Obama’s been to Germany. /sarc
17 posted on 09/13/2008 3:14:19 PM PDT by Shqipo (McCain/Palin rallies.... No rock bands required.)
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To: Chet 99

18 posted on 09/13/2008 3:14:56 PM PDT by new cruelty (I don't want my daughters punished with obama.)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

They are coming unhinged, because she never claimed she was in Iraq, and her son has been deployed to Iraq. So what exactly are they trying to say with this attack?
Did Obama ever visit the troops as a state Senator?
NO!
She at least went to Kuwait and to Germany. These attacks are very weak...VERY WEAK. McCain/Palin are way ahead of Obama/Biden on the national security issue.

The media is going to make it hell for the next 7 weeks...pushing propaganda for Obama.


19 posted on 09/13/2008 3:17:10 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Chet 99

But - did she really spend Christmas in Cambodia???


20 posted on 09/13/2008 3:17:30 PM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: new cruelty

Was she ducking gun-fire ... oh wait that was... oh what’s her name...umm ... Hillary something or other!


21 posted on 09/13/2008 3:17:41 PM PDT by DaveyB (Either we will be ruled by God or by-god we will be ruled - Ben Franklin)
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To: Chet 99

Glen Johnson cannot be trusted. He is the author of the “Hillary looks regal” butt kissing piece and is the same guy who jumped Mitt Romney during the middle of Mitt’s press conference.

http://www.brutallyhonest.org/brutally_honest/2007/12/glen-johnson—.html

http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/01/17/politics/fromtheroad/entry3724226.shtml


22 posted on 09/13/2008 3:19:51 PM PDT by cpanter (Babies, guns and Jesus. Hot Damn! - Rush on the Palin pick.)
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To: DaveyB
From the AP story:"Since naming Gov. Palin as their vice presidential nominee, the McCain campaign has distorted, distracted...

The McCain campaign has been distracted... The McCain campaign? Man oh man what are they smoking over at the AP. I think they may be projecting a little!

23 posted on 09/13/2008 3:20:24 PM PDT by DaveyB (Either we will be ruled by God or by-god we will be ruled - Ben Franklin)
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To: Chet 99

I’m confused. I don’t recall any claims by either Palin or Mccain that she was ever in Iraq. I heard she was in Kuwait, and there are pictures of her visiting wounded troops so I’m sure that’s correct.

What is going on here?


24 posted on 09/13/2008 3:20:31 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (I've left Cynical City... bound for Jaded.)
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To: Chet 99
So, what's the point, if she was on the border or crossed over it. Does she get a big "atagirl" is she crossed some imaginary line? She WAS in the middle east, duh.

Lib's are so hateful. Obama wanted to stay on the issues. is this the major issue of the campaign?

Empty suit!

25 posted on 09/13/2008 3:20:35 PM PDT by Dream Warrior ( Palin - the last best hope for America))
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To: silverleaf
Even more outrageous: Not only has she never visited Nigeria, but she also never claimed to have visited Nigeria! This is an OUTRAGE! HOW DARE SHE LIE LIKE THAT!

In seriousness, the Democrats' heads are so full of "nuance" that they don't even know the difference between what the word lie actually means.

26 posted on 09/13/2008 3:20:39 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (You can put lipstick on a donkey, but it's still just a jackass.)
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To: Chet 99
CNN reports:
The Boston Globe reported Saturday that Palin visited the Iraqi side of a border crossing — but never journeyed past the checkpoint.
Her feet were standing on Iraqi soil. Therefore she visited Iraq. Mainly, she was visiting wounded troops recovering in Kuwait.
27 posted on 09/13/2008 3:21:01 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." -- George Orwell)
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To: Thane_Banquo
So the best they can do is gripe about a technicality of whether she actually did or didn't cross over the exact Kuwait/Iraq line? This is lame. The Obamaniacs have no idea what they are doing.

They really are clueless. She never claimed she was in Iraq. People know she's been to Germany and Kuwait though, and her son is now in Iraq. I don't get what they are trying to say with this line of bulls**t.
28 posted on 09/13/2008 3:21:01 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Chet 99

She’s already said she hasn’t traveled much, so what is the “big” deal here? That she hasn’t stepped foot in Iraq? OMG!! How could she possibly be qualified for VP then?? Stoopid!!


29 posted on 09/13/2008 3:21:02 PM PDT by graywaiter (Gotta love those gun tote'n mommas.......)
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To: Chet 99

He’s going barking mad!


30 posted on 09/13/2008 3:21:40 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Pretending that the Admin Moderator doesn't exist will result in a suspension.)
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To: Chet 99

Their internal poll numbers must be tanking so fast. If this is their talking point of the day.


31 posted on 09/13/2008 3:21:50 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (Reagan conservatism is back ! .. Thank God for Sarah.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Bingo:

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0808/Palins_travels.html


32 posted on 09/13/2008 3:21:57 PM PDT by Chet 99 (http://www.mccainpalinvictory2008.com/)
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To: SMCC1
I thought Obama was going to focus on issues:?

He is.

NPR had a segment this week where they interviewed a pig farmer that was was on the air, live, as he tried to put lipstick on a pig.

That was a very interesting issue. I learned a lot about it.

33 posted on 09/13/2008 3:23:29 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: snarkytart
They are coming unhinged, because she never claimed she was in Iraq,

I think we're getting a taste of what lies in store for us over the next couple of weeks. What's essentially happened is they've made up a headline ("Palin was never in Iraq") which implies that McCain/Palin claimed she had been (not true). Now the other media outlets are free to pick up on the phony headline and get Obama's take on it in order to write a new deceptive headline ("Obama camp suggests lies over Palin visit to Iraq.") The magnitude of their collusion is stunning. Even when you know it's been going on for years -- to be confronted with it so blatently is off putting.

34 posted on 09/13/2008 3:23:30 PM PDT by workerbee (Sarah Palin's very existence is a threat to the Left.)
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To: Chet 99
questions about her experience have been fueled by her relatively brief tenure in office, as well as a dearth of foreign travel.

The questions have been fueled by Obama campaign supporters disguised as journalists.

That's where the fuel has come from.

35 posted on 09/13/2008 3:23:38 PM PDT by lawnguy (The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil-Cicero)
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To: nhwingut

“Pretty slick.”

Yup, and as most people don’t pay much attention initially, don’t retain that it was unnamed sources, or anonymous sources, they will only pick up on the scandal.

Real slick.


36 posted on 09/13/2008 3:25:09 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, Call 'em what you will, they ALL have Fairies livin' in their Trees.)
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To: workerbee

Good point. This will come back to bite them thouhg like every other worthless attack has.


37 posted on 09/13/2008 3:25:22 PM PDT by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: Nervous Tick
What is going on here?

Collusion between Obama's campaign and the media, that's what's going on here. Stunning.

38 posted on 09/13/2008 3:25:22 PM PDT by workerbee (Sarah Palin's very existence is a threat to the Left.)
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To: Chet 99
Reading the AP article, it is now apparent that Sarah Palin did not go far enough into Iraq in the opinion of Obama! She did not have permission to enter Iraq beyond the border outpost. Left asked, did Obama go far enough enough into the Military Hospital in Germany. Sorry, Obama refused to go up to the Hospital border without fawning ‘Media’ escort!
39 posted on 09/13/2008 3:26:06 PM PDT by ricks_place
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To: DaveyB

Hillary the Hun!


40 posted on 09/13/2008 3:27:01 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: Chet 99

1. It’s nice to seen they have totally ignored every sensible Democrat’s advice to STHU about her.
2. This is rich coming from someone who acted so high and mighty last week with his talk of “swift-boat” politics, did he not declare ENOUGH!!
3. The women’s son just left for Iraq, this ain’t gonna play well with people.


41 posted on 09/13/2008 3:28:56 PM PDT by redk
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To: ricks_place

Geesh, with 30 lawyers up in Alaska for almost a week now. this phoney lie is all they can use to attack Sarah ?

what does that tell you ?


42 posted on 09/13/2008 3:29:30 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (Reagan conservatism is back ! .. Thank God for Sarah.)
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To: new cruelty

This Sexist Pig Obama would rather take on Sarah Palin, than actually take on John McCain, because Obama is such a sexist pig, he actually thinks he can get to Sarah Palin, and he knows he ain't up to taking down McCain. Obama you sexist pig, you have underestimated Sarah, but then as a sexist pig , you don't know any better.

43 posted on 09/13/2008 3:29:48 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Our Mamma beats your Obama)
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To: Polybius
Plus....the dumb azz is still running against the GOP VP candidate.

She is really in obozo's head!

44 posted on 09/13/2008 3:29:57 PM PDT by skimbell
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45 posted on 09/13/2008 3:30:07 PM PDT by andyandval
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To: workerbee
Collusion between Obama's campaign and the media, that's what's going on here. Stunning.

Bingo!

46 posted on 09/13/2008 3:31:46 PM PDT by maggief (Read my lip-stick!)
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To: Texas Eagle

Barry wants to argue about whether the opponents VP has ever been to Iraq. Could he be any further off message? (Maybe that was Bill Clinton’s advice: Nail Palin for a phony trip to Iraq. It’ll fix everything, I swear.)


47 posted on 09/13/2008 3:34:16 PM PDT by shteebo
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To: snarkytart
Hey, I heard Obama wanted to know what the kind of torture John McCain endured was really like so his campaign aides arranged for him to visit Tehran.

While there he tried it out himself ~ on a captive Kurd.

48 posted on 09/13/2008 3:34:21 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Chet 99

I would respond to this by asking, Obama said he was thinking about serving. Yet he never did, nor did he pay any attention to the actual troops while visiting under duress. Who in the Obama family has served in the last 20 years?

oops, no one?

Obama has run out of reasons why he should even be considered as POTUS. Truth is, he is a big phoney.


49 posted on 09/13/2008 3:35:52 PM PDT by dforest
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
I think the plan of Oh..bummer is that the underlings release the bull it percolates for a while then he calls it back as a mistake or not authorized. Meanwhile the masses hear the bull believe it, spread it and a small percentage hear the recall.

Kinda like his votes as state senator.

Rosanna Obamadana......”Never Mind”

50 posted on 09/13/2008 3:37:34 PM PDT by Blacksheep (Why don't we use the S word? Obama is a socialist)
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