Jul 29, 2008
Another smear attack on Obama debunked
We have all seen the Barrack Obama smear emails making the rounds that falsely accuse him everything from being a Muslim terrorist to being a coke addict. I have only gotten a few examples of the vile garbage because I am obviously not a right-winger. But I got this one based on Obama’s successful overseas trip, and I was also surprised how quickly it was debunked and also how quickly Grampy McSame tried to use to swift boat Obama. Here’s the letter.
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 workout 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.
I swear we got more thanks from the NBA Basketball Players or the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders 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.
CPT Jeffrey S. Porter
Snopes is working overtime to debunk the constant smears against Obama, and this is just one more. According to Snopes, he did not even play basketball at Bagram or visit the “clamshell,” and he visited with troops from Illinois privately. The above photo is a picture of Obama “blowing off Soldiers.”
A new McSame false attack ad says Obama "made time to go to the gym, but canceled a visit with wounded troops. Seems the Pentagon wouldn't allow him to bring cameras."
“McCain's facts are literally true, but his insinuation – that the visit was canceled because of the press ban or the desire for gym time – is false. In fact, Obama visited wounded troops earlier – without cameras or press – both in the U.S. and Iraq. And his gym workouts are a daily routine,” according to Fact Check.
We can expect to see more of these as the McSame campaign and the Republicans get more desperate.