A look back at last year’s Bracelet Affair. [...]
As subsequent events have shown, the original analysis was correct. She DID ask him not to use it.
Her objection: It was being used by Obama to make it seem that she was against the war effort. She wants it to be “successful.”
It’s even more starkly clear that SSgt. Jopek supports the Iraq war [...]
According to this fresh AP report, Tracy Jopek DID ask Barack Obama not to use “in speeches and debates” the bracelet I wrote about here and here.
However, she’s still an Obama supporter and is satisfied with what he said Friday about no soldiers dying in vain.
She is apparently unaware that Senator Obama [...]
I have tremendous respect for Staff Sgt. Brian Jopek, who is the father of Ryan David Jopek, the soldier killed in Iraq whose bracelet Barack Obama wore during the debate.
When I discovered the March interview in which the father related the mother’s desire for Senator Obama not to wear it, I was struck by [...]
I happened across the information about Senator Obama’s bracelet by looking for information about the soldier’s parents; I discovered the WPR interview with his father that way.
I have tremendous respect for Ryan Jopek and his father Brian. Some time back, during the Abu Ghraib business, I wrote this to honor our soldiers that had [...]
UPDATE: For the full recap, use the “Bracelet tag and see the whole sequence. The story has been confirmed.
Barack Obama’s bracelet is apparently not being worn with permission from the parents, and what he’s saying about it seems not to be true. The mother is no Cindy Sheehan.
This, in a fair world, should [...]