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That Which is Left Unsaid

When I ran across the photo spread of this gentleman (more), I was preparing myself for the worst:

In this still photo taken from video, Richard Graves displays the drill instructor hat he used to wear when he was in the U.S. Marine Corps, Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at his home in Seattle. Graves says that his experience serving in the Marine Corps. during the Vietnam War and his opinions on the current War in Iraq have been strong factors as he makes up his mind prior to the presidential election. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)


Imagine my surprise when, upon searching a round a bit, I find out that:

When Graves looks at McCain, he sees a bit of himself.

Graves served in the Vietnam War about the same time as the Republican presidential nominee, and counts his military service as one of the defining periods of his life.

"It allowed us to be able to handle the adversity of the combat itself and the political turmoil," Graves said.


Can anyone guess why my mortal enemies over at the Associated Press "accidentally" forgot to mention in the wire photo caption who Mr. Graves was supporting in this election, and instead ran text that could easily lead the reader to believe he's opposed to the war in Iraq?

I'm sure whatever the reason, it had nothing at all to do with the wire service's editorial agenda.

Just like I'm sure that the Moon is made of green cheese.

  Fact-checking


Comments:

#1 captainfish 30-Oct-2008
I think we should nuke the sun actually. The only real way to end global warming.

seriously.

Nuking the moon is just crazy.
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