Before a gathering of Veterans in New Hartford, Connecticut, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal denied catching a case of non-specific urethritis, commonly known as the clap, while stationed in Vietnam.
In defending himself from accusations that he repeatedly lied about his service in Vietnam, he became very heated when asked about requesting a Bronze Star for falling on top of a Vietnamese prostitute in a Saigon whorehouse to save his squad from injury.
Like his fellow Democrat, Senator John Kerry, the Swift Boat Commander who recommended himself for two Purple Hearts and a Silver Star for chasing down and shooting an unarmed Vietnamese chicken farmer, he has been found out to be a fraud.
While receiving at least 5 deferments while at Harvard, in 1970 Blumenthal finally landed a coveted spot in the Marine Reserves, virtually assuring himself that he would not be sent to Vietnam. Why he chose to continuously lie about his service in Vietnam makes one wonder about his credibility, or lack therof.