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. On other occasions he has described the abuse received as a veteran returning from Vietnam.
However, Blumenthal, who is now running for Senate seat being vacated by Christopher Dodd, never served in Vietnam. He obtained at least five military deferments from 1965 to 1970 and took repeated steps that enabled him to avoid serving in the military.
By way of clarification he explained he misspeaks a lot. That’s a good one. The man has given speeches in VFR halls, perhaps that is what he meant by being in the military. I suppose it all depends on what “in” means. However, the spits he endured seem to be seared, seared in his memory.
As far as we know he was never under fire the way Hillary was when she had to run from the helicopter to safety.
My, my, how they lie.