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Ben Carson Caught In West Point Lie

November 6, 2015

Ben Carson is caught in yet another lie.   He is walking joke.  And we all know late night will make him into one over this week’s many off-the-wall comments.

“Ben Carson’s campaign on Friday admitted, in a response to an inquiry from Politico, that a central point in his inspirational personal story was fabricated: his application and acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.”

Let us be honest about something that is quite clear.

Piously-contrived Carson does not have the character that he wants us to think he has.

“The academy has occupied a central place in Carson’s tale for years. According to a story told in a Carson book, Gifted Hands, the then-17 year old was introduced in 1969 to Gen. William Westmoreland, who had just ended his command of U.S. forces in Vietnam, and the two dined together. That meeting, according to Carson’s telling, was followed by a ‘full scholarship’ to the military academy.”

“West Point, however, has no record of Carson applying, much less being extended admission.”

5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 8, 2015 4:42 PM

    No fear, Tom.

    Outside of Iowa where can Carson win?

  2. tom permalink
    November 8, 2015 2:58 PM

    Listen: If honesty were an important characteristic for the Dems–and Deke–they would have demanded Clinton leave the race some time ago. Her track record of lies is without dispute. I just don’t think Carson is a good choice for Repubs.

  3. November 6, 2015 11:12 PM

    The facts are messy things when they are not placed before partisanship.

    So let us get the facts out there for all to see. Let us start with Carson’s own words.

    Carson’s book said that he was introduced in 1969 to Gen. William Westmoreland, who was then the chief of staff of the Army and a recent commander of U.S. military operations in Vietnam. The meeting, the book said, was followed by Carson being offered a full scholarship to West Point.

    The process to getting into West Point requires applicants to obtain a nomination, most commonly from their congressman, senator or vice president of the United States. The secretary of the Army — an appointed civilian leader — also can nominate a student for consideration, but the service’s four-star chief of staff — Westmoreland from July 1968 through June 1972 — is not eligible to do so.

    But things go even more south for Carson. To start with Carson said in his book that he was introduced to Westmoreland by his JROTC director following a Memorial Day parade, but makes no allusion to seeking a nomination of any kind. Politico also reported that Westmoreland wasn’t in Detroit, Carson’s hometown, in 1969 on Memorial Day, citing Army documents.


    Then there is this little item.

    Carson’s terminology about West Point is questionable. Carson said that he was offered a scholarship to attend, but the school doesn’t offer anything that it calls a scholarship.

    What you seem ticked at pk is that Carson’s personal story and his stoned sense of reality when he talks are seen by some as his assets. If the media can show this to be a pile of crap then voters begin to think he’s an act, they’ll move elsewhere.

  4. November 6, 2015 5:29 PM

    Dr. Ben Carson never said he accepted an invitation to West Point. He never applied. He never said he attended. The only people lying are the Politico. This piece today is a political assassination attempt following on the heels of that CNBC debate.

  5. tom permalink
    November 6, 2015 1:53 PM

    Hopefully, this is the end of him. This year’s Herman Cain.

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