Tuesday, February 24, 2015

VA Secretary Robert McDonald apologizes for misstating military record - The Washington Post

You can be outraged if you can state, without looking it up, the difference between Special Forces and Rangers. How many of us can do that?  Some Special Forces don't think this is that big of a deal either. 

From the article:

Wood quoted retired Army Col. Gary Bloomberg, a former Special Forces commander, calling McDonald's claim "a boneheaded statement." But Bloomberg said he and other former special ops officers did not consider it as egregious as some other misrepresentations.

"No one got really crazy about the whole thing, compared to some of what we've seen," he told the Huffington Post. "It's a lot different from guys running around faking their special forces credentials. … I can see [other former special forces soldiers] going, 'Hey, check out this boneheaded remark,' but I don't see the gravitas that I would with a guy wearing medals he didn't earn.'"

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