Oops! Palin Didn't Visit Iraq After All

And her 'trip' to Ireland was a refueling stop
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Sep 14, 2008 11:10 AM CDT
Sarah Palin gives a thumbs up after speaking at a campaign rally in Carson City, Nev., yesterday.   (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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(Newser) – Contrary to earlier claims by campaign aides, Sarah Palin has never visited Iraq, a spokesman has conceded. The Alaska governor visited state troops in Kuwait and Germany and also stopped in Ireland last year. But she did not cross the Kuwait border into Iraq as previously claimed—and Ireland was just a refueling stop, aides have told the Boston Globe.

Representatives changed their version of events after the Globe raised questions about Palin's travel. Palin has come under criticism for her lack of international experience. Spokesmen recently revealed that Palin has taken family vacations in Canada and Mexico.