Skip to comments.Congressional Candidate Drops Out After Special Forces Fib (yet another rat lies about their past)
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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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.
Was that idiot hoping nobody would checked his history of service?
Good grief, why would you even think you'd need to embellish such a record?
That would be a pretty good bet. They don’t even check immigration status of a Presidential Candidate if they are a (D).
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.
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...
They didn’t check Bambi’s background!
We are dealing with a dhimmicrat, remember?
I was in a special unit that was so secret the people in it with me didn’t even know they were in it.
De Oppresso Liber
“Was that idiot hoping nobody would checked his history of service?”
Yeah! Who duz he think he is, Barack Obummer?!
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.
How appropriate that this "principle" was protected as a right by SCOTUS during the reign of "commander zero".
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!??!
Idiots are everywhere.
Nothing like a libtard that takes himself out on an unforced error.
He just Elizabeth Warrened his pants. Big mess.
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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!
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.
"I, for one, condemn this man's actions. The nerve of that guy..."
Stolen Valor Database (USA Today)
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.