Posted by: Rick | Thursday, June 7, 2012

Romney’s Lies: Lie # 4 (“G.I. Mitt”)

Romney Lie Number Four is a doozy:

I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there, and in some ways it was frustrating not to feel like I was there as part of the troops that were fighting in Vietnam.

Actually, Romney is only one deferment short of tying Dick Cheney’s Republican chickenhawk record of five draft deferments. Romney didn’t want to go to Vietnam any more than George W. Bush did. Bush finagled his way into the National Guard and hid out in parts unknown till the shooting stopped. Romney didn’t even do that.

Romney told this lie in 2007, but he hasn’t had the nerve to repeat it since. Today, he tries to establish his military bona fides by asking veterans at all of his rallies to stand up and cheer. Reflected glory and all that.

This lie shows that Mitt Romney will lie about absolutely anything, even when he doesn’t have to. What did he think he could gain by saying something so absurd?



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