-By Warner Todd Huston
Remember when Barack Obama told the nation that his father served in WWII? Well, neither his father NOR his step father was old enough to serve in WWII. Obama simply lied. Straight out. Bald faced. Lied.
Barack Hussein Obama Sr. (Obama’s father)
Born: April 4, 1936 Died: November 24, 1982, aged 46.
He was 5 years old when the US entered WW II, and less than 9 1/2 yrs old when it ended.
Lolo Soetoro (Obama’s step father)
Born: January 2, 1935 Died: March 2, 1987, aged 52.
He was 6 years old when the US entered WW II, and 10 years old when it ended.
Now people that are covering for Obama like to claim that he “clearly” meant to be referencing his grandfather, Stanley Armour Dunham who did serve in the war. People say that since Dunham helped raise Obama that he might view Dunham as a father figure and that he simply misspoke. He meant grandfather, you see? They also remind us that Obama had an uncle in the war.
To believe this line of reasoning you have to believe that “the smartest man in the world” cannot tell the difference between a grandfather or an uncle and a father and displayed that ignorance in the midst of an important political speech!
Which do you think is more likely? That he did not know the difference between a grandfather and a father? Or that he wanted to sound closer to the “greatest generation,” wanted to score political points, and assumed that no one in the swooning news media would call him on his lie? You decide.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, RightPundits.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, AmericanDaily.com, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.
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