It most certainly will.
This should fill the American people with the kind of righteous anger that will make Senators fear for their political lives.
There's no way I can see that the Obama admin can get away with this lie. Hundreds of thousands of military folks are going to start chattering about this to the folks back home, who are going to start chattering about it all over the internet.
The entire right blogosphere is going to light up at this outrage and begin posting blistering tirades within hours.
The talk shows will go nuts with this tomorrow, and for days and weeks to come. This will not rest quietly.
Congress critters had better get prepared for another communications system melt-down. There's incoming fire on the way.