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Congressional Candidate Drops Out After Special Forces Fib (yet another rat lies about their past)
ABC ^ | July 10, 2012 | RANDY KREIDER

Posted on 07/10/2012 3:31:30 PM PDT by tje

A candidate for the United States Congress has dropped out of his race in the wake of reports that he lied about his military record, specifically that he was a soldier in the Army's Special Forces when he never completed the necessary training.

Ken Aden, the Democratic nominee to represent Arkansas' Third Congressional District, said in a statement Monday that the questions raised regarding his record created a "tremendous distraction" for his campaign and that he was withdrawing from the race.

Aden, whose military records show was active in the Army for more than 10 years before being honorably discharged in December 2010, campaigned as having been a member of the world-renown Green Berets, saying in one interview posted on YouTube in February, "I finished up my time, my tour of duty, with, um, you know, Green Berets, Special Forces."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: 2012; corruption; democrats; fraud
And this was a lie he was hoping to profit from, that is to get elected.
1 posted on 07/10/2012 3:31:45 PM PDT by tje
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To: tje

Stealing a little valor, maybe?

One thing to tell your kids and grandkids, totally different to represent yourself to constituents as having a glorious record, when none exists.

Jack Murtha traded on it for years.


2 posted on 07/10/2012 3:35:45 PM PDT by alloysteel (Fear and intimidation work. At least on the short term.)
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To: tje

Was that idiot hoping nobody would checked his history of service?


3 posted on 07/10/2012 3:36:30 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: tje
Aden, whose military records show was active in the Army for more than 10 years before being honorably discharged in December 2010,

Good grief, why would you even think you'd need to embellish such a record?

4 posted on 07/10/2012 3:38:43 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: wastedyears

That would be a pretty good bet. They don’t even check immigration status of a Presidential Candidate if they are a (D).


5 posted on 07/10/2012 3:41:02 PM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: Ken H

It’s getting really apparent that they know they are a part of a big lie machine.....it’s now a natural thing like breathing.


6 posted on 07/10/2012 3:57:05 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: tje

I was with the Green Beret. Special Unit Battalions, Commando Airborne Tactics, Specialist Tactics, Unit Battalion. It was real hush hush. I was Agent Orange. That was my name. Agent Orange. Agent Orange, that was me...


7 posted on 07/10/2012 3:59:23 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: wastedyears

They didn’t check Bambi’s background!

We are dealing with a dhimmicrat, remember?


8 posted on 07/10/2012 4:03:29 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: lowbridge

I was in a special unit that was so secret the people in it with me didn’t even know they were in it.


9 posted on 07/10/2012 4:27:11 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( To all my kin: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
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To: tje
Good...Another lying SOB claiming to be former SF bites the dust.

De Oppresso Liber

10 posted on 07/10/2012 4:32:41 PM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: wastedyears

“Was that idiot hoping nobody would checked his history of service?”

Yeah! Who duz he think he is, Barack Obummer?!


11 posted on 07/10/2012 4:35:06 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: tje

and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!

12 posted on 07/10/2012 4:46:50 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Ken H

Exactly, he did his part... why lie?

My Uncle is very active in Sub Vets, and he was a lowly throttleman on a diesel boat, but he wouldn’t trade what he did for anything.


13 posted on 07/10/2012 4:49:25 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: tje
green weenie is more like it...
14 posted on 07/10/2012 4:52:51 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: tje
"Lying is protected as a general principle,"

How appropriate that this "principle" was protected as a right by SCOTUS during the reign of "commander zero".

15 posted on 07/10/2012 4:54:04 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: tje

Why get out after 10 years? Thats half way home.

Then flush every second of it down the toilet trying to be a democrat politician!??!

FAIL !!!

Idiots are everywhere.


16 posted on 07/10/2012 4:59:08 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: tje

Nothing like a libtard that takes himself out on an unforced error.

He just Elizabeth Warrened his pants. Big mess.


17 posted on 07/10/2012 5:21:48 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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18 posted on 07/10/2012 5:50:27 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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Thanks tje.


19 posted on 07/10/2012 6:09:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Chode

THIS is a supposed Green Beret!?! Young snotty here? “Men who mean just what they say/These are men of the Green Beret’’ BWAHAHAHAHA!!! Yeah, right!


20 posted on 07/10/2012 9:48:29 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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a real piece of work that one...
21 posted on 07/11/2012 4:56:16 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

I was on an operation at a Special Forces Camp near the Cambodian border in 1967. When telling “war stories” with my buds, I make it a point to emphasize that I was AT an SF base but was NOT in the SF. As if this old USAF guy could make it through SF training.


22 posted on 07/11/2012 5:56:00 AM PDT by Ax
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To: lowbridge

"I, for one, condemn this man's actions. The nerve of that guy..."

23 posted on 07/11/2012 6:04:38 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: tje
This is great! The SCOTUS may have deemed "stealing valor" constitutional, but now a database is
being put in place where anyone can search for the record of someone who claims military service.

Stolen Valor Database (USA Today)

24 posted on 07/11/2012 9:23:13 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: wastedyears

Exactly. Any candidate for office who doesn’t know that everything he or she says can be verified is an idiot and doesn’t deserve high office.


25 posted on 07/11/2012 10:01:14 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Ax
the boy must be quite the accomplished liar to be able to say he's SF with a straight face...
26 posted on 07/11/2012 2:36:56 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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