On This Week with George Stephanopoulos (aside from the obvious hilarity that Barack actually considered a career other than fame) there is a very real discrepancy between Obama’s answer to a viewer’s question about whether he ever considered military service… and the facts with respect to his answer.
“You know, I had to sign up for Selective Service when I graduated from high school. …. But keep in mind: I graduated in 1979.”
The problem…? There wasn’t any requirement to sign up for Selective Service in 1979.
Wikipedia’s Selective Service entry says the following about the registration requirements at the time Barack graduated High School:
“On March 25, 1975, Pres. Gerald Ford signed Proclamation 4360, Terminating Registration Procedures Under Military Selective Service Act, eliminating the registration requirement for all 18-25 year old male citizens. Then on July 2, 1980, President Jimmy Carter signed Proclamation 4771, Registration Under the Military Selective Service Act, retroactively re-establishing the Selective Service registration requirement for all 18-26 year old male citizens born on or after January 1, 1960. Only men born between March 29, 1957, and December 31, 1959, were completely exempt from Selective Service registration. The first registrations after Proclamation 4771 took place on Monday, July 21, 1980, for those men born in January, February and March 1960 at U.S. Post Offices. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays were reserved for men born in the later quarters of the year, and registration for men born in 1961 began the following week.”
In other words… Barack lied… again.
(Holding my breath, waiting for the MSM to say something… anything… anything *at all *about this…)