Originally Posted by Missileer
Could it be that all they are doing is demonstrating their true character? Service records don't lie but can be manipulated if you know the right people, especially if you're an officer. And this includes democrats, republicans, bullmoose, torys, whigs, well, you get the idea. And if an imposter claiming a butt-load of medals runs for office of any kind, the first thing the opposition will go after is their war hero status.
I can accept that for an isolated case or two. But we are seeing for at least 4 people in the past few years. I found another example, in 2000 NewsMax (run by Bush pal Richard Scaife) ran articles by Ted Sampley (who was later behind the Swift Boat vets) against John McCain suggesting that he evaded death by snitching in the POW camp he was enterred). So I am wrong to say its just Dems. Its anybody who became an obsticle to the president. http://dir.salon.com/story/opinion/c...ear/index.html
5 people is a little too much of a coincidence for my taste and it just reeks of a smear campaign politics. I agree with Rabs whether you agree with their politics or not, people who have worn the uniform (espically those who saw combat) deserve to be respected unless the person is a certified phoney (like the Australian guy we saw in the other thread).
So whenever I hear a new story about how so-and-so lied/manipulated/etc about his military service I take it with a grain of salt.