From Tuesday’s episode of Tucker Carlson, comes an interesting discussion of “Direct Commission” and Buttigieg’s overinflated Military career.
Buttigieg did not complete basic training or Officers Candidate School (OCS). He took a physical and signed papers.
Tucker highlighted information first reported by Kyle Smith of the National Review on January 23, 2020
Imagine you heard that someone got a “direct diploma” from Harvard but didn’t actually have to do four years of papers and tests.
The third thing that stands out about Buttigieg’s military service is his bizarre brag that he used to travel around Afghanistan in various motor vehicles. Has anyone who has ever served the U.S. military on overseas land not driven around? When he launched his campaign last April he bragged about “119 trips I took outside the wire, driving or guarding a vehicle.” That’s . . . not a thing. There are no such stats. Sorties in aircraft are an official military statistic. Motor-vehicle trips are so routine no one would bother to keep track, any more than someone would log how many times Pete Buttigieg took a shower. No one cares. So Buttigieg himself created this phony statistic. Picture it: He made himself a little Hero’s Log but all he had to put in it was “routine trips.” It’s pathetic. It’s hilarious. It’s apple-polishing, résumé-buffing, box-checking, attention-seeking vaporware. Just like his whole career.