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.


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  1. Dj

    Truth can be described like this: like oil in water it will soon rise to the surface... for all to see.

    When this FARCE is exposed, the republican party will face great humiliation. I hope it lingers until days before the election to eliminate the spin, lies, and damage control that they are so adept at.

    "Pride goes before destruction." To my evangelical friends, please tell who wrote these words. I would be SHOCKED if any of you know.

    September 8, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    If you want Track left alone, stop using his service as a political point by bringing it up in your speeches.

    BTW, I agree that there is no merit in this story.

    September 8, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  3. RLK

    SHaron:
    Better check your facts about Alaskans not paying Income Taxes. We pay Federal Taxes just like every other American!!! What we don't pay is State Income Tax beacuse, just like Wyoming, Texas, Florida (I believe) and several other states we don't have any!!! Get your facts straight!!!

    September 8, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  4. Tony

    I have a niece and nephew in the Marines. Unfortunately I couldn't secure any special treatment for them, as most families with loved ones in the military can't.

    However, Palin and McCain won't have that problem.

    September 8, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  5. Congress

    We implore the American people not to allow those who have been in power for the past two years to gain a foothold on the White House.

    September 8, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  6. Bonnie in Colorado

    The hysterical comments that people are making are ridiculous. I see sick and evil minds here who would twist and turn anything into and anti Palin hysteria. Get real and pay attention to facts, not GOSSIP! You must be a scared DEM, cause she is a kind and good person and so is her family.

    September 8, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  7. Vaxe

    I JUST DONT UNDERSTAND HOW COME THAT SHE IS READY TO BE PRESIDENT SOULD SOMETHING TO MCSAME, BUT NOT READY TO ANSWER THOUGH QUESTIONS FORM THE MEDIA. THIS IS SOMETHING THE OBAMA COMP. IS NOT TALKING ABOUT. WHY??????

    September 8, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  8. White Support for Obama!

    My family and I totally support Obama! Why would McCain NOT have checked out Palin more than once or twice before wanting her for his VP?? I hope she and her family and family values are checked out with a fine tooth comb before its TOO late!! She has protrayed herself as being so GOOD? She cannot run her own household and family let alone OUR Country!! Please everyone wake up and lets get Obama in our WHITE HOUSE!! If not it will be the SAME~~ NOT CHANGE!!

    September 8, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  9. Lisa

    It amazes me how people only read the truths they want to read. Gov. Palin said she put the jet up on Ebay. She did. It didn't sell on Ebay though. It sold through a private sale. And it did create a profit even though it was sold at a loss because the state of Alaska no longer has a jet on their books. They don't have to hire a pilot or have maintenance that could cost a lot of money. Over the long haul, it was a fiscally responsible choice.

    September 8, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  10. hotmama

    to who every read this you people are for getting that republic are one that brought this war o n amaerican did know american is not safe been run by john mccain because he bush fan he only say that he not bush fan just get your vote american don't fall for mccain and palin trap if you do your son and daughter will get kill in irqa don't vote for mccain vote obama you sure to be safe from republic(rpc)

    September 8, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  11. Roddy

    How is she an evil person if her son joins the military. He is 18 and is capable of making that decision. You guys are going too far!!

    September 8, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  12. hotmama

    to who every read this you people are for getting that republic are one that brought this war o n amaerican did know american is not safe been run by john mccain because he bush fan he only say that he not bush fan just get your vote american don't fall for mccain and palin trap if you do your son and daughter will get kill in irqa don't vote for mccain vote obama you sure to be safe from republic(rpc)

    September 8, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  13. Roddy

    How is she an evil person if her son joins the military. He is 18 and is capable of making that decision. You guys are going too far!!

    September 8, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  14. gary

    MCCAIN IS THE ONLY EXPERIENCED NOMINEE TO BRING REAL CHANGES WE NEED. OBAMA HAS DONE NOTHING IN THE SENATE. HIS TRACK RECORD IS ZERO. OBAMA IS NOTHING BUT A CHICAGO CON MAN THAT HAS STUDIED IN THE CHURCH BLACK THEOLOGY. IF YOU NAIVE YOUNG MORONS EVEN KNEW WHAT IT WAS REALLY ALL ABOUT ,IT IS THE CLOSEST TO ANTI-AMERICAN. ALL YOU NAIVE YOUNG VOTERS ARE BEING CONNED. HE IS THE PUPPET MASTER AND YOU ALL ARE HIS LITTLE PUPPETS.HE TELL YOU WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR AND PULL YOUR STRINGS ,AND IN RETURN YOU VOTE FOR HIM AND SEND HIM MONEY.I FEEL SORRY FOR THIS COUNTRY IF YOU YOUNG MORONS ARE THE FUTURE. MCCAIN AND PALIN ARE THE ONLY EXPERIENCED CANIDATES TO RUN THIS COUNTRY.O.B. HAD A CHANCE TO PICK HRC ,BUT HE IS BIAS AND WANTS THE HISTORY JUST FOR HIMSELF. MCCAIN LOOKS TOWARD OUR COUNTRY FIRST AND GAVE HISTORY TO ANOTHER GENDER. MCCAIN THE REAL AMERICAN HERO THAT CAN BRING THE CHANGES WE NEED.OBAMA THE FLIP FLOPPER THAT PICKS VP. INSIDE OF WASHINGTON THAT ALSO VOTED FOR IRAQ ,THAT HE TRASHED HRC ABOUT. NOW WHO IS REAL CHANGE.O.B. IS A JOKE LIKE HIS YOUNG HATERS.

    September 8, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  15. Rich Y.

    Gov. Palin's 2002 tax return stated "home maker" as her occupation. Is that true? Nothing wrong with home maker, but her rant about Sen. Obama being a community organizer is not comparable. PS: Obama was a community organizer when he was 23 years old. What was Palin doing when she was 23?

    September 8, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  16. Steve

    This group cares nothing for Track Palin, just trying to make political points. No way, no how, No Obama/Biden!

    September 8, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  17. Tired of the Nonsense

    Who is Sara Palin –

    Before you swing/undecided cast your vote, here is something you better consider –

    She was elected Alaska's governor a little over a year and a half ago. Her previous office was mayor of Wasilla, a small town outside Anchorage. She has ABSOLUTELY no foreign policy experience.

    Palin is strongly anti-choice, opposing abortion even in the case of rape or incest.

    She supported right-wing extremist Pat Buchanan for president in 2000.

    Palin thinks creationism should be taught in public schools.

    She's doesn't think humans are the cause of climate change.

    She's solidly in line with John McCain's "Big Oil first" energy policy. She's pushed hard for more oil drilling and says renewables won't be ready for years. She also sued the Bush administration for listing polar bears as an endangered species—she was worried it would interfere with more oil drilling in Alaska.

    How closely did John McCain vet this choice? He met Sarah Palin once at a meeting. They spoke a second time, when he called her about being vice-president. Then he offered her the position.

    ......and she's still under investigation for abusing her position as governor to get her ex-brother in law fired from his job b/c of a nasty divorce he was involved in with her sister.

    With the economic and national security stakes this high....you would think a decision this important would have warranted a little more thought.

    Do we really need a candidate who allows her personal views to interfere with her job?????

    Obama/Biden 08

    September 8, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  18. Kel in Auburn, AL

    God bless him for serving our country, but seriously, who has the name "Track"? Never heard of that one before. Good for him that he's a son of the "Annointed One – St. Sarah Palin".

    September 8, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  19. gl

    It is time to bring out all the fact about Palin – Hitler in a dress.

    Also, watched CNN this morning and McSane tax package will benefit the rich the most. CNN went over every thing and compared them with Obama tax package. Everybody on both tax packages will see a decrease on their taxes the different is Obama give middle and the poor more decrease on their taxes and McCain give the middle and poor the a very same decrease and give the rich a very high decrease. See it for you self becasue you know CNN will be talking about it tonight. McBush taxes packages benefit the rich the most and this is what we call change. No this is what we call more of the SAME

    September 8, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  20. whiteboy for obama

    it's the troops with him that will be targets ,too.

    September 8, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  21. mel from Ohio

    I would be more interested in finding out if there's any truth to what I have read about the military choice being made available as a choice for not doing jail time for breaking the law. In my opinion, that needs to be investigated

    September 8, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  22. gl

    It is time to bring out all the fact about Palin – Hitler in a dress.

    Also, watched CNN this morning and McSane tax package will benefit the rich the most. CNN went over every thing and compared them with Obama tax package. Everybody on both tax packages will see a decrease on their taxes the different is Obama give middle and the poor more decrease on their taxes and McCain give the middle and poor the a very same decrease and give the rich a very high decrease. See it for you self becasue you know CNN will be talking about it tonight. McBush taxes packages benefit the rich the most and this is what we call change. No this is what we call more of the SAME

    September 8, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  23. La Raza

    If McCain and Pailon win I will leave the country. They are dangerous. Folks, please do your research on McCain's doubletalk on Gay marriage, Iraq war, Fallwell and the evangelicals, ... etc. This guy is just plaing wrong for this country. And Pailin.....pleeeez.

    September 8, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  24. oregon69

    There are 2 main points of concern that I see – are they signs of others?
    These have been repeated frequently by both McClain & Palin –

    1 – her claim that she stopped the "Bridge to Nowhere".
    2 – the claim that she sold the plane on ebay for a profit – it was sold at a loss, privately, after it didn't sell on ebay.

    September 8, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  25. whiteboy for obama

    the troops with him will be targeted as well as him.

    September 8, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
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