Tuesday, August 05, 2008

HOAX: Latest Obama Email Attack

The Republican attack machine is ratcheting things up with this latest HOAX!

Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 13:20:41 -0500
Subject: >From a Marine who saw Obama in Afghanistan

E-mail from Marine in Afghanistan:

Hello everyone,
As you know I am not a very political person. I just wanted to pass along that Senator Obama came to Bagram Afghanistan for about an hour on his visit to 'The War Zone'. I wanted to share with you what happened.

He got off the plane and got into a bullet proof vehicle, got to the area to meet with the Major General (2 Star) who is the commander here at Bagram.

As the Soldiers where lined up to shake his hand he blew them off and didn't say a word as he went into the conference room to meet the General. As he finished, the vehicles took him to the ClamShell (pretty much a big top tent that military personnel can play basketball or work out in with weights) so he could take his publicity pictures playing basketball. He again shunned the opportunity to talk to Soldiers to thank them for their service.

So really he was just here to make a showing for the American's back home that he is their candidate for President. I think that if you are going to make an effort to come all the way over here you would thank those that are providing the freedom that they are providing for you.

I swear we got more thanks from the NBA Basketball Players or the Dallas Cowboy Cheer leaders than from one of the Senators, who wants to be the President of the United States. I just don't understand how anyone would want him to be our Commander-and-Chief. It was almost that he was scared to be around those that provide the freedom for him and our great country.

If this is blunt and to the point I am sorry but I wanted you all to know what kind of caliber of person he really is. What you see in the news is all fake.

In service,
CPT Jeffrey S. Porter
Battle Captain
TF Wasatch
American Soldier
I received this from my next door neighbor who is a dyed-in-the-wool Republican.

This was my response to her:
All I had to do was put the “soldier’s” name into Google to discover it is a HOAX.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/afghanistan.asp

You should send this web address back to whoever sent you this email. Probably the same folks saying Obama is a Muslim. What’ll they come up with next?

Come on, I mean the guy was there with half the press (remember, they all treated him special because they’re so liberal). You think he’s going to be dumb enough to mess up? He’s an A student from Harvard. Even C student Bush from Yale wouldn’t make a mistake like that!

It’s one thing not to like him for the truth and his positions on the issues, but when people feel they need to make things up, it must be because they aren’t confident McCain can win on his merits. How sad they think so poorly of their candidate! Things like this ultimately reflect poorly on our troops and does a disservice to all candidates, McCain included. Sullying the reputations of our troops and presidential candidates is not patriotic. I bet they were sitting at their computer with a flag pin on their lapel, too.
Can you say "Karl Rove"?

5 comments:

bigislandjeepguy said...

*this* is why i hate politics so much.

aside from the fact he is such a dumbass, i don't know how people think we can LOOK at mccain's face for four years. that man scares the hell outta me.

bigislandjeepguy said...

ps...my boss has been totally circulating this email around with all of his repub buddies. he never bothers to even check out snopes to find out it is pure bullshit.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/afghanistan.asp

Y | O | Y said...

Feel free to cut and paste my reply if one winds up in your in box!

more cowbell said...

ohgod. that means I'll be getting it from my mom any day now.

Y | O | Y said...

At first I was angry that my friend had forwarded the email to me. Angry about the content and even angrier that she was so happy to pass it along with doing the minimal fact checking.

Humans have never had more information so easily available to them at their fingertips. Now we just need to take advantage of it!