OUTRAGEOUS: Joe & Jill Biden lie about military families speaking out against the wars
November 20, 2010
Vice-President and Mrs. Biden lie when they say that they hear no complaints from Military Families who Question or Oppose the Wars
A significant number of Military Families Who Question, have concerns, or oppose the continued occupations, wars and multiple deployments of their love ones are OUTRAGED by the words used by Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of Vice-President Joe Biden during an interview on Larry King Live this past week.
A review of the transcript of the program clearly shows that both the Vice-President and Mrs. Biden were intentionally trying to distance themselves from any Pro-Peace or Anti-War Image the Obama campaign had acquired during the run up to the last Presidential election.
To any political strategist distancing themselves from any anti-war sentiment would have been the politically correct thing to do, but what has some Military Families outraged is that both the Vice-President and Second Lady lied about any knowledge of Military Families that do have complaints about the wars and want their love ones home NOW.
The responses to hints given by Larry King that there is a Pro-Peace movement out there that includes military families paints a deceitfully rosy picture of how Military Families endure without complaint.
Second Lady Jill Biden says the Vice-President and her NEVER hear from military families who say we [our government and American people] do not support them. It was a loaded and vague question until one reads the follow on questions asked by Larry King that attempted to get acknowledgment from the Bidens that there is opposition to the wars from within the military community. The responses sounded like Larry was interviewing Vice-President and Mrs. Dick Cheney.
Larry King: “We know we always hear about the military families who say, we support them. Do you hear from people who say we don’t support them?”
Dr. Jill Biden: “NEVER,” response of Jill Biden, November 18, 2010
“If I had gone [to Iraq] when [my son] Bo was there, I couldn’t have left him there. You know, I don’t think any mother who goes to a war zone could ever leave a child in a war zone.” Second Lady Jill Biden to Larry King, November 18, 2010
SEE FULL TRANSCRIPT OF EXCHANGE BETWEEN LARRY KING, VICE-PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, AND DR. JILL BIDEN – BELOW THE MFSO CALL TO ACTION!!!
We at Veterans Today just don’t get it.
The Democrat Party just got a shellacking from the Republicans, and their Tea Party allies, the last Congressional election. Yes, all parties concerned with the help of mainstream media managed to keep the wars out of the public eye as if Iraq and Afghanistan were blacked out media coverage.
But, why are Democrat leaders (or their spouses) doing everything to further alienate the base of their party? DUMB
We can almost see the logic and political strategy of distancing themselves from a significant number of VOTES that got Obama elected, but why doom their administration to a one term Presidency. Obama and Biden are on a course to as Mr. Obama once feared LOSING THE REST OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY!!!
Both First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Bidan have consistently been approached by, and know that there are, military families who either question or outright oppose the continued occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. However, the knowledge Mrs. Obama and Mrs. Bidan have about such opposition to the wars is evidently to be kept behind closed doors and not made public, since admitting that even an insignificant number of military families oppose the wars in someway is politically incorrect among almost Republican Blue Dog Democrats (a minority within the party most of whom did not get re-elected ANYWAY!)
For the record: While military families who blindly support the wars get direct access to the First and Second families, any military families the question or oppose the wars only get access to White House staff members allowing the First and Second families to distance themselves from any anti-war or Pro-Peace image. This could very well be disastrous for the Democrats when the American electorate begins to one day focus on the growing fiscal costs of the wars as already reflected in public opinion polls showing the majority of Americans DO NOT support the continued occupations of Iraq or Afghanistan.
However, do they have to lie about it for political convenience?
Be forewarned Democrats the more YOU alienate and distance yourselves from the Pro-Peace movement, and potential independent voters with brains, folks you needed and did not get a few weeks ago thus handing the House of Representative back over to the Republicans, the more President Obama is doomed to be a One Term President and the Democrat vulnerable for yet another shellacking.
When Mrs. Obama, or as in this case, Mrs. Biden go on TV and say they have NEVER been contacted by any military family that questions or opposes the continued wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and that military families go about their commitment to war without complaint, these fine ladies are LIARS!!!
Such a response is only going to cost their husbands, and the Democrat Party direly needed VOTES circa 2012.
We at Veterans Today suggest that every reader who agrees [regardless of your political affiliation] contact the Larry King Live blog to set the record straight that the Vice-President and Mrs. Biden lied to Larry King, then contact the White House and demand that both the First Lady and Mrs. Biden come clean about what they know and think about military families who were against the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan. Lastly, as suggested and made easier to do by MFSO send letters to the editor, letters to your members of Congress expressing your outrage at this very deceitful and deceptive interview on Larry King Live.
Robert L. Hanafin, Major, U.S. Air Force-Retired, GS-14, U.S. Civil Service-Retired, Veterans Issues Editor, Veterans Today News Network
Leaders of Military Families Speak Out (MFSO) Outraged that the wife of the Vice-President Bidan is a Liar.
Dear Members and Supporters of Military Families Speak Out,
On November 17, Jill Biden was on Larry King Live, and spoke about her and Michelle Obama’s work with military families.
Larry King asked if Mrs. Biden ever heard from military families who were against the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan and she responded “Never”.
This is a lie.
In August, 2008, MFSO members Pat Alivso and others spoke with Jill Biden at the Democratic National Convention. They spoke about their work with Military Families Speak Out, their opposition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and their belief that the troops should be brought home and taken care of when they get here. Mrs. Biden said that she would do what she could.
In addition, on August 21st, 2009, a delegration of military families met with White House staff and talked with them about what Michelle Obama could do if she really wanted to support military families.
We need your support to let the country know that there are a growing number of military families who are speaking out against these wars.
Whether you are a member or a supporter, you can help spread the word.
We’ve made it easy for you. Go here to send a letter to the editor to the papers in your area.
Thank you for your efforts, please contact us if you would like information about how to get more involved.
On behalf of Military Families Speak Out,
Jack Amoureux, Rosanna Cambron, Debbie Carruth, Rosalie Donatelli, Sarah Fuhro, Adele Kubein, Jeff Merrick, Emiko Ortega, Diane Santoriello, Larry Syverson, Katy Zatsick –
MFSO Board of Directors
MILITARY FAMILIES SPEAK OUT