MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Republican candidate for governor Robert
Bentley is getting accused on talk radio of creating the false
impression that he was stationed in Vietnam while serving in the
military.

In a campaign ad, Bentley talks about serving his country "with
honesty and integrity." The ad's video shows a military aircraft
and the words "Hospital Commander Vietnam War." Some callers to
talk radio shows have complained that they thought he served in
Vietnam.

Bentley's biography on his campaign website says he joined the
Air Force in 1969, but his service was as a medical officer and
then the commander of the hospital at Pope Air Force Base in North
Carolina.

Bentley says he treated people wounded in Vietnam, but the ad
never says he served in Vietnam.


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  • by Maureen Location: Ozark on Jun 23, 2010 at 07:56 PM
    Bentley can deny all he wants, but the man knew what beliefs his ad campaign would evoke when he "approved the message." Personally, I would never vote for a man who used his military service as a helper hinge to get elected, especially if he aluded (knowingly or otherwise) to having served in a war. Our soldiers who did serve in Vietnam have already received plenty of disservice, they don't need the likes of a liar trying to cash in on service he never performed to get himself elected governor. Shame on him and on his entire campaign staff and most especially his campaign manager. They are like the devil incarnate.
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