Dem Rep.: Palin lied about visiting troops in Iraq
On CBS Face the Nation, Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz accused Sarah Palin of lying about visiting troops in Iraq.
“Sarah Palin did not visit troops in Iraq, a spokesperson for the Republican vice presidential nominee confirmed Saturday, as new details emerged about the extent of the Alaska governor’s foreign travel.”
“In July of last year, Palin left North America for the first time to visit Alaskan troops stationed in Kuwait. Palin officials originally said her itinerary included U.S. military installations or outposts in Germany and Kuwait, and that she had visited Ireland.”
“A Palin aide in Alaska had said Iraq was also one of the military stops on that trip.”
“The Boston Globe, however, reported Saturday that in response to questions about the trip, Alaska National Guard officials and campaign aides said Palin did not go past the Kuwait-Iraq border.”
“In addition, campaign aides also confirmed reports to CNN Saturday that Palin’s time in Ireland on that trip had actually been a refueling stop.”
This video is from CBS’ Face the Nation, broadcast September 14, 2008.