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Dem Rep.: Palin lied about visiting troops in Iraq

By David Edwards
Sunday, September 14, 2008 12:09 EDT
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On CBS Face the Nation, Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz accused Sarah Palin of lying about visiting troops in Iraq.

CNN reported:

“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.



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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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