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  • Blumenthal in the Nixon White House

    05/18/2010 11:46:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 994+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 18, 2010 | James Rosen
    As the New York Times has reported, Connecticut Attorney General and Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal remained stateside during the Vietnam War thanks to five deferments he obtained, the last of which enabled him to take a job in the Nixon White House. During research for my book The Strong Man: John Mitchell and the Secrets of Watergate (Doubleday 2008), I uncovered some documents that showed Blumenthal, then a staff lawyer for Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a key domestic policy adviser to the president, had aroused the suspicions of Attorney General Mitchell. The year was 1969, and the country was wracked by...
  • Candidate’s Words on Vietnam Service Differ From History (Blumenthal Lied About Nam Service)

    05/17/2010 7:58:00 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 40 replies · 1,536+ views
    New York Times ^ | 05/17/2010 | Raymond Hernandez
    At a ceremony honoring veterans and senior citizens who sent presents to soldiers overseas, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut rose and spoke of an earlier time in his life. “We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam,” Mr. Blumenthal said to the group gathered in Norwalk in March 2008. “And you exemplify it. Whatever we think about the war, whatever we call it — Afghanistan or Iraq — we owe our military men and women unconditional support.” There was one problem: Mr. Blumenthal, a Democrat now running for the United States Senate, never served...
  • Biden's draft deferments equal Cheney's during Vietnam War

    DOVER, Del. (AP) | Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, received five student draft deferments during the Vietnam War, the same number of deferments received by Vice President Dick Cheney, and later was disqualified from service because of asthma as a teenager.
  • Did Kerry take deferments?

    09/25/2004 7:03:47 AM PDT · by weezel · 48 replies · 1,376+ views
    I heard that kerry had several defferments and only joined when he couldnt get another. Anyone know anything ?