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Obama Had a Bad Day on ABC’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos

Posted by iusbvision on September 7, 2008

It started with the worst possible slip of the tongue Obama could ever make:

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Sen. Barack Obama’s foes seized Sunday upon a brief slip of the tongue, when the Democratic presidential nominee was outlining his Christianity but accidentally said, “my Muslim faith.”

Ouch – that one is going to haunt him.

Next is what is very likely a transparent attempt to appeal to veterans and middle America…you know those people who he says cling to their religion and guns in a crisis because they just don’t know better..?… yup those people.

Telegraph UK:

Barack Obama has said he considered joining the United States military when he left school but decided not to because the Vietnam war was over and “we weren’t engaged in an active military conflict at that point”.

The statement is thought to be the first time during the 19-month-long presidential campaign that the Democratic nominee for the White House has indicated he once wanted to serve in uniform. The aspiration was not mentioned in either of his two volumes of memoirs.

Mr Obama was asked by George Stephanopoulos of ABC’s “This Week” programme whether he’d ever thought about military service and replied: “You know, I actually did. I had to sign up for Selective Service [a means of conscription in case of war] when I graduated from high school.

“And I was growing up in Hawaii. And I have friends whose parents were in the military. There are a lot of Army, military bases there.

“And I actually always thought of the military as an ennobling and, you know, honourable option. But keep in mind that I graduated in 1979. The Vietnam War had come to an end. We weren’t engaged in an active military conflict at that point. And so, it’s not an option that I ever decided to pursue.”

The UK Telegraph isnt buying it and I dont think I am either. Especially after cracks by several in the Democrat leadership about how if you dont study hard you will end up in Iraq and other comments of elitist condescention.

Come on, the “I didn’t join the military because we were no wars to fight” – is laying it on pretty thick.

Maybe this has something to do with the fact that the media and the Kerry Campaign in 2004 went ape in 2004 trashing Dick Cheney because he had 5 student deferments that kept him out of Vietnam. But what has been left almost totally unreported is that Joe Biden got 5 deferments as well. … Don’t worry no media bias there as I am sure they will tell you…just ask them.

Redstates.com commented on this article here.

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