Skip to comments.DOD to Palin Do Not Divulge Trip to Iraq
Posted on 09/15/2008 11:26:08 PM PDT by SBD1
GOVERNOR HOLDS PRESS AVAILABILITY WHILE VISITING TROOPS IN KUWAIT
July 24, 2007 Tuesday
The following information was released by the office of the governor of Alaska:
Governor Sarah Palin continues her trip to Kuwait where she is meeting with Alaska soldiers. The Governor this morning shared details of her trip with Alaska-based reporters. For those reporters who were unable to participate, audio and photos may be accessed at the following links.
Audio of Governor Palin's press conference on her visit to Kuwait: http://www.gov.state.ak.us/audio/Gov_Kuwait_2007.mp3 (8.6mb)
Photos of Governor Palin's visit to Alaska soldiers in Kuwait (credit to Giancarlo Casem):
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin exits a jet at the Life Support Area, Kuwait with Maj. Gen. Michael Sumrall, assistant to the chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff for National Guard matters. Palin visited the soldiers of 3rd Battalion 297th Infantry Regiment Alaska National Guard to learn about their mission in Kuwait.
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin talks to Nome, Alaska, native 1st Sgt. Dewey Green. Palin visited the soldiers of 3rd Battalion 297th Infantry Regiment Alaska National Guard to learn about their mission in Kuwait.
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin visits soldiers of 3rd Battalion 297th Infantry Regiment Alaska National Guard at the Life Support Area, Kuwait Dining Facility July 24. Palin visited the soldiers to learn about their mission in Kuwait.
Dear Mr. Donaldson,
I have listened to an audio recording from a July 24, 2007 Press Conference held by Governor Palin while she was visiting Alaskan troops in Kuwait. At around 14:06 of the audio from that Press Conference, you asked Governor Palin the following question:
"Dave Donaldson-- Governor, very possibly my notes were incorrect, Your opening comments you said you had plans for tomorrow that you are going to be taking a Blackhawk Helicopter and heading North, ah, are you going into Iraq directly?"
Governor Palin-- "DOD has asked me not to say specifically where I am going but just to say I am heading up North. and that was our mode of transportation today along with buses, but ya, tomorrow further North."
In a radio report on July 24, 2007 posted on the Alaskan Public Radio Network website and based on your reporting of the Governor's press conference, it says the following:
"Although the DOD will not allow her to divulge her further travel plans, she says she plans to go by helicopter further North tomorrow."
Since you were at this press conference and heard this answer directly, have you reported any of this recently to resolve the issue in the media? If you have, please send me a link to your story clarifying Governor Palin's trip to Iraq.
If you have not reported the answer to your July 24, 2007 press conference question regarding Governor Palin's trip to Iraq, is it because you and the rest of the media forgot what country is further North from the border of Kuwait?
Let me help you refresh your memory, remember back on August 2, 1990 when a country in the Middle East crossed their southern border and invaded Kuwait? That was IRAQ which is NORTH of the KUWAIT border!!
Your Geography Instructor,
You should send this to drudge!!
I don’t understand... did she or did she not cross the border into Iraq. It seems like an easy question to answer? The media says that she did not. The campaign says she crossed the border briefly. Which is it?
Sure sounds like she did.
Not sure where the Life Support Area is, but it may not be on the border - or even near northern Kuwait. She could still go up North to a forward base still in Kuwait. And any talk of specific future movements would need to be kept secret.
I’m not sure if one of her campaign folks has been tracked down on the quote about being in Iraq - the only thing I’ve seen about it was an article in some Boston paper saying “a campaign source said she had visited Iraq.....” The paper - or the staffer - may have got it wrong.
Gov. Palin in her ABC interview did not include Iraq as a foreign country that she had visited. (And I’m not even sure - but does Canada count!?)
The other possibility is that the staffer did know that Goc. Palin did go to Iraq but that was not supposed to be told to anyone. But not sure why that would need to be so secret - especially after the fact. It seemed we were getting up-to-the-minute updates during the Obama visit.
I thought it was already known that she went a quarter mile into Iraq?
Sweet! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for the precise information.
Somehow makes me feel better that she didn’t include Iraq in her list to Gibson. However, I’m not that shy, and I will still list Hawaii as a state I have visited, even though it was just on a lay-over at the aiport!
Thanks for the info.
Yes .. you most certainly should.
Get the truth out there!
He provides a mailbox, down on the
SEND NEWS TIPS TO DRUDGE
Apparently, they don’t believe a General when he said she went to Iraq a few days ago because CNN was just reporting a few hours ago that she did not go to Iraq which is not true.
Camp Buehring is a staging post for US troops in the north of Kuwait, close to the Iraqi border. Located in the Northwestern Kuwaiti
Palin voluntarily went to visit the Troops overseas, without being a Presidential Candidate, I think she’s a winner
Oh, EXCELLENT. I hope Rush and Hannity get hold of this.
The US military says she crossed the border briefly, and presided over the reenlistment of an Alaska National Guard member. So yes, she did.
It is. It was known yesterday. Then again, the people questioning the truth today weren't on any of yesterdays threads.
I've stepped across the border into North Korea but I would never say "I've been to North Korea".
I think that if Palin did make a quick detour into Iraq but declines to post that country on her punch list then it enhances her image of honesty.
That is still one of my all-time favorite responses.
They would not divulge time or destination of a flight plan for anyone. Otherwise, that aircraft can be anticipated and targeted. That seems pretty basic.
“The areas surrounding Camp Buehring, known as the Udairi Range Complex, are largely uninhabited, but for a few nomadic Bedouin tribes raising camels, goats, and sheep.”
Ah, an Al Qaeda and Taliban sex farm.
I agree with you. Seems like a case of a reporter at the Boston Globe quoting an unnamed source on the Palin staff (as the liberal media is so good at) saying she’d gone into Iraq and then the reporter refuting that statement. Has any aide stated that they were the one who “mistated”?
Palin doesn’t count “crossing the border” as visiting Iraq, probably because if she tried, the media would call her a liar for saying it.
Her campaign aides (I’m guessing some of these are people McCain gave her that don’t know her very well), looked over every place she had ever been.
So at one point that included Iraq. Iraq apparently was a visit about a quarter of a mile over the border.
These statements are TRUE — she has been in Iraq. But, as some people wouldn’t count this because it was a brief border crossing, Palin did NOT include Iraq in HER list.
The media acts as if the “Sarah Palin Campaign Staff” have been with her for months and should get every detail of her life right.
And I don’t know if the particular person they talked to was with her or not. But since she wasn’t a presidential candidate, she didn’t have to run for Governor again for over two years, and she was just picked as a VP nominee about 3 weeks ago, I’m guessing that most of her campaign staff are veterans of presidential campaigning from McCain’s organization.
Which means they would NOT know details, and would simply work off of reports and vetting information — vetting which would have revealed all of her travels, including Ireland and Iraq.
You’re absolutely right. First, Gov. Palin didn’t include it on her list of places she’d been because the DOD asked her not to release that information. That right there shows that she has more integrity than most of the Democratic Congress who would release our deepest national security secrets to score political points. Secondly, if she HAD included it, the media would have ridiculed her since it was “just across the border and NOT like Obama who went to Baghdad”.
I personally, think she did the right thing.
And let me state the incredibly obvious: Palin’s son would be a high-value kidnap target. I pray the DOD is using the utmost discretion with this young man.
This is stupid. She should go over to Baghdad tomorrow, undercut Baracki, and be done with all this.
what’s the big deal whether she went or not?
People go to iraq all the time. Is this some issue the media stated incorrectly. Its strange that this still has life.
Yep, it is a fact that she went to Iraq. This whole thing is a yawner. This is too easy to prove. It would really be neat if the Army allowed the Blackhawk helicopter pilot who flew her there to be interviewed. Don’t think DoD will allow it though as it inject it into politics. In any case, there is a flight log that documents the mission and there is a tasking order that assigned the mission. McCain, a former Navy pilot, knows it. There is no reason they can’t be made a matter of public record. I think Palin and McCain just letting the dems keep crashing on the rocks with this one before slamming the door on them. Dems are totally ignorent about how the military works.
LOL. Pretty darn good.
have a great day, all, see you tomorrow, or maybe Thursday.
Top U.S. Military Officer Reportedly in Pakistan
on Unannounced Visit With Senior Leaders
Fox | Sept 16, 2008 | Fox
Posted on 09/16/2008 8:56:29 AM PDT by RobFromGa
-apropos of nothing, from the archives-
IRAQ ADMITS IT’S ON THE BRINK OF CREATING NUKES
New York Post | 12/09/02 | VINCENT MORRIS
Posted on 12/09/2002 12:45:22 AM PST by kattracks
Edited on 05/26/2004 5:10:40 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
Wow, someone who actually does not blab information that might be useful to the enemy (or the press).
Excellent qualification for someone who would be VP.
First off, of course Canada counts. It’s the socializt country to our north that pretends to be free.
And, her staffers were saying she was still in Alaska when she had already flown to Iowa to accept the invitation.
Are these ridiculous “scandals” resonating with anyone outside the fever swamps of the nutroots lunatic left?
Not yet, but repeated over and over and over and over and over and over.......................
The media has seen some success in changing public opinion through saturation coverage of all things negative. A lie repeated long enough, Blah, blah, blah.
They are worried they do not have enough time to inform the American public of the real Sarah Palin.
I believe this is the main reason they are so peeved at McCain.
No, Canada doesn’t count, since it’s the 51st state. (Or the 58th in Barack America.)
Actually, the military says no, she didn’t - but what does it matter?
“The media says that she did not.”
Do you believe the all the spin, all the time, media? Do you really think the media knows?
I too have stepped over the border at the Panmunjom site. I don’t know why you would not call this being in North Korea. That’s what borders are for.
Recall that at Four Corners you can touch four states at once.
Not saying she should trumpet this as a qualification but if she went across the border she was in Iraq.
The truth was that he worked out at the same gym as a bunch of LAPD officers, had taken the public tour of the FBI building in DC and had gone on a four hour 'ride-along'.
I knew the facts, never called him on it but never respected him either.