In order to boost Palin's foreign policy credentials, the McCain campaign boosted that she had traveled to Ireland, German, Kuwait and to a military outpost in Iraq. The campaign also claimed that Palin's foreign travel included an excursion into the Iraq battle zone.
The truth is Palin's plane made a refueling stop in Ireland and a brief stop at the American airbase in Germany. The McCain camp admitted on Friday that her visit to Iraq consisted of a brief stop at a border crossing between Iraq and Kuwait. Following continued questions about the trip, campaign aides revised the story saying she did not venture beyond the Kuwait-Iraq border.
It's just another example of the McCain camp trumping up Palin's razor-thin resume to justify their rash decision to put her on the ticket.