Sarah Palin’s passionate speech about her poor drunken woman beating son and the way Obama PTSDed him during his combat tour in Iraq has been scrutinized by everyone from the White House to a soldier he served with. Politicizing PTSD was a shameful thing to do; her son’s status as a combat veteran had nothing to do with President Obama.
Now there’s an even bigger reason to mock and criticize Palin: She a liar. Her son, Track, never saw combat in Iraq. Whether he was unqualified or received special treatment or just wasn’t assigned to a combat role isn’t clear, but one thing certainly is: It wasn’t PTSD from combat that “hardened” Track Palin into the gun-toting asshole that hits women, it was bad parenting, plain and simple.
This form, circulating on Twitter, shows that Palin wasn’t qualified to receive the combat service medal for his tour of duty:
Jason Kirell, who served with Palin, was asked about whether or not he saw any combat, to which he answered:
That’s because he wasn’t. Sarah Palin has yet again managed to make a fool of herself. While it is possible that Track saw things in a non-combat role that may have caused PTSD, she made it sound like he was ducking bullets and has flashbacks when someone uses the electric can opener.
Track’s service has been in question for years. There’s speculation that he may have been ordered to serve by the court system after allegedly cutting the brakes on a school bus. True or not it appears that he managed to at least secure for himself (or maybe his governor-mom had something to do with it) a role far less dangerous than mom will admit.
So far there’s complete silence from the Palin camp. Hopefully, they have someone they’ll listen to who will tell Sarah to sit down and shut up for once; she’s only making things worse.