May 19, 2010

Senate hopeful falsely claimed he was a Marine in Vietnam

When is a lie not a lie?

Apparently when a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate says he served as a Marine in Vietnam when he was never close to Vietnam while in the Marine Reserves.

There has been a lot of damage control by Democrats after Dick Blumenthal (pictured) lied about serving in Vietnam.

It’s really pretty simple. Blumenthal said he was there. Military records say he wasn’t.

A report at the link below says 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.

His supporters, including the liberal media, say he misspoke. Some even alibi for him claiming there is a “tendency in society to fake Vietnam military service.”

Blumenthal is the Connecticut Attorney General and Democrat running for Dodd's seat in the Senate.