September 8th, 2008
01:50 PM ET
6 years ago

Vet group calls for investigation into Track Palin's deployment

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Track Palin is supposed to deploy to Iraq on Thursday .
Track Palin is supposed to deploy to Iraq on Thursday .

(CNN) - A liberal veterans group called Monday for an official investigation into media discussion of Track Palin’s deployment to Iraq — prompting a Defense Department response that there had been no irregularities involved, and would be no investigation.

“Numerous outlets have reported the date and location of Palin's deployment, which compromises operational security,” said Vote Vets in a statement. “The source of the leaks would be acting in violation of the law, and putting troops at unnecessary risk, and could be prosecuted.”

But the kind of information the group is referring to is typically publicly released by the Defense Department well in advance of a unit’s deployment. And the date of Palin’s upcoming deployment has been referred to numerous times by his mother, Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, on the campaign trail.

"There is no violation of operational security,” said Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman. “DoD tells the public when we rotate a brigade into Iraq or Afghanistan."

There was no word from the Pentagon on whether there had been any requests for special consideration in Track Palin’s case. Earlier this year, John McCain asked the media not to report the precise date and time his son Jack would be returning from Iraq until he was back in the United States, a request that was honored by all major news organizations.


Filed under: Sarah Palin
soundoff (252 Responses)
  1. ts

    What about reporting the real reason he enlisted into the military.

    September 8, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  2. roger nc

    He is not going thats why. That was an other lie and you peope you believe it????????

    September 8, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  3. Jaylin

    Little "Track" needs to serve our country for at least 100 years. Walk the walk honey!

    September 8, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    You people would complain about God if the truth were really known.

    September 8, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    You people would complain about God if the truth were really known.
    God help all of you.

    September 8, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  6. Beth

    Mama's little boy marching off to war....protected, cuddled and favored!

    September 8, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  7. Rose

    I am amazed at how much all of left wingers know about Sarah Palin, even Biden and Obama have said we don't know much about her but hopefully we will learn a lot after the debate. You people just love to make up stories that fit with your biased views.

    September 8, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  8. S.A.M. from Virginia

    I hope they do investigate it. Make sure he gets deployed. No special treatment. If Prince Harry could do it, so should he. Although it's not like he's the son of anyone special. He's just a soldier to me.

    September 8, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  9. Ted

    I can't wait for November 4th so the Democratic Party will stop attacking innocent American citizens like Sarah Palin's children.

    First her daughter.

    Then her Downs Syndrome son.

    Now her son who is deploying to Iraq.

    I'm voting Republican this year because I want a Party who puts God, Family and Country first.

    September 8, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  10. kevin

    Please keep attacking Gov Palin. Every time you do her approval ratings go up. Thanks to you, Mccain/Palin now lead in the polls.

    September 8, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  11. patricia

    McCain does not have the temperament and judgment to lead. He is trying to deceive the American people into believing he has not been a sidekick of Bush the last eight years. Palin has extreme right-wing conservative views. Both are wrong for America.

    NO WAY NO HOW NO MCCAIN-PALIN

    September 8, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  12. GA for Obama

    Silence Dogood- Is it Obama doing this?! NO! Obama's views are his. Not EVERYONE related to him in some minute sort of way.

    September 8, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  13. OBAMA/BIDEN 08

    Is her son's deployment for political gains? Just as she touted her special needs baby? Low down dirty shame.

    September 8, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  14. kevin

    Gov Palin has actually governed. All Obama has ever done is organize a community to vote for him.

    September 8, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  15. brenda

    obviously her son is OLD enough to make jhis own deiciosn about joining the armed forces. he knew what he was getting into and the family supports him. they are a proud family, leave them alone! quit trying to find dirt on a spotless floor! geez, anything to help obama huh? he is beneath contempt. he talks about laying off the family but he is really saying "Go at it liberals!" and now he wants hillary "maddog" clinton to ga after sarah too. im getting this feeling that obama is a mob boss and his followers are soldiers intent on causing harm to the innocent as long as they get their way. its disgusting and it turns me off against obama and will probably turn off alot of other folks too.

    September 8, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  16. CHARLES

    "Who in their right mind would name their kid "Track"? Is the PALIN family nuts? You can bet "track" middle name my mom's an idiot, Palin will not be place in harms way"

    Like Barrack Obama is a better name? Give it a rest.

    September 8, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  17. Sandy

    Sarah Palin, you should have made sure all your personal issues were cleaned up before you said yes, and even though you brought some energy to McCain, you still are not ready to lead should you have too. They onlt like you because you wear a skirt, you stand for nothing.

    September 8, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  18. Louisiana Ed

    This gal is just a pawn in McCain's playbook to get him elected. I guarantee that if they win, it will be less than a year before they force her to resign (Spiro Agnew) and he can appoint Lieberman as his Real choice as VP.

    September 8, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  19. The Times They Are A Changin'

    The issue they're probing is around whether or not Track enlisted to escape jail time-that's the issue at hand.

    September 8, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  20. annie - former democrat

    To Demwit – What kind of a mother produces a person like you? Go back to you moonshine still and make the little woman wait on you hand and foot. UGH!

    September 8, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  21. Joe in NJ

    "White and Black support for Obama September 8th, 2008 3:05 pm ET

    She is very good at telling lies, oh guys have you checked if the air plans money she sold on Ebay is in Alaska government account?

    She sold it and made profit ehh…."

    Do you even know what you're talking about? Although she put it on Ebay, it wasn't sold there and it didn't sell at a profit.

    September 8, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  22. Rebecca

    They just let Palin keep getting away with her lies just as they have let McCain get away with his this entire campaign and continue to do so. If the media won't call them on their lies then who will?

    September 8, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  23. COUNTRY FIRST McCAIN/PALIN

    You liberals are some really sick puppies. Really SICK !!

    September 8, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  24. Tom in Delaware

    More Drama Queen emotional hemoraging by the Children of the Corn.

    Too bad most of you have never actually served your country, otherwise you wouldn't look like such nimrods right now.

    Who needs sit-coms with morons like you to entertain me.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    September 8, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  25. Joe in NJ

    "demwit September 8th, 2008 3:24 pm ET

    What kind of Mother names their kid Track? Palin is obviously not fit to be VP. She should go back to what she does best…., snowshoes and pregnant!!"

    Dear dimwit,

    Thanks for setting the women's movement back 50 years.

    September 8, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
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