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Well, Well

Posted by Phoenix Woman on April 22, 2009

The surprise isn’t that some right-wing yahoo is going around spreading a bogus e-mail — an e-mail in which he claims to have detailed knowledge of how Captain Phillips was rescued from the Somali pirates, and that President Obama had allegedly opposed the Pentagon’s plan to rescue him. The surprise is that a mainstream media entity is actually bothering to debunk it:

Two senior military officials who talked to NBC about this both said essentially they have no reason to carry President Obama’s water on this, but that he and the White House responded quickly and positively to the military’s request.

Given some of the details included in the email, military officials say it could very well have come from a “disgruntled” Navy SEAL who had no idea what the White House and senior commanders were planning or executing.

In addition, the email was originally passed around by a former admiral who retired in 1982 who told Navy officials he doesn’t know any Navy SEALS and has no idea where the original email came from.

This has been duly passed along to the fine folks at

4 Responses to “Well, Well”

  1. Charles II said

    I think Snopes ought to start charging the Republican Party.

  2. MEC said

    Or maybe pay them finder’s fees.

  3. Charles II said

    I don’t think the Republican Party is looking for the kind of person who checks e-mails on Snopes before forwarding them.

  4. jo6pac said

    I’m going to listen to rush to get the truth. Oh sure.

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