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The Left, bogus war stories, and the NYTimes

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By Michelle Malkin  •  May 18, 2010 10:41 AM

Well, it’s good to see the New York Times finally paying attention to Democrats who tell bogus war stories:

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 in Vietnam. He obtained at least five military deferments from 1965 to 1970 and took repeated steps that enabled him to avoid going to war, according to records.

The deferments allowed Mr. Blumenthal to complete his studies at Harvard; pursue a graduate fellowship in England; serve as a special assistant to The Washington Post’s publisher, Katharine Graham; and ultimately take a job in the Nixon White House.

Here’s video of Blumenthal saying he served in Vietnam.

And here’s video of him saying he didn’t:

What a total crapweasel.

As this blog has long reported, the Left has had repeated issues with telling the truth about military service.

Winter Soldier Syndrome is a chronic disease among many Democrats and their fakers.

It is worth noting that the NYTimes spilled barrels of ink attacking the Swift Boat Veterans for pointedly questioning some of John Kerry’s Vietnam war claims.

Savor the irony when bogus war story-teller Richard Blumenthal, with nothing but desperate spin for a defense, starts accusing the Swift Boat Veteran-bashing Times of… “Swift-boating.”

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(hat tip to commenter txvet2)

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