Friday night, Lawrence O’Donnell, sitting in for Keith Olbermann on Countdown went after Liz Cheney for pushing more lies about her father: Crooks & Liars – with video
Lawrence O’Donnell tears into Liz Cheney for her remarks criticizing President Obama for his visit to Dover AFB. Liz Cheney lies again. Chip off the old block.
Hey Liz, have you ever lost a relative in battle? I have. My cousin Johnny, West Point graduate like his father before him. I wish the President or the Vice President had met his casket on the way home.
You know what ‘never’ means, Liz? It means zero. It means that in over seven years of two wars, your dad never left the comfort of his White House office or the Vice President’s mansion and got himself up to Dover to bear witness to how his warmongering fell on families of dead American soldiers. Never, not once.
O’Donnell then went on to note that Dick received FIVE draft deferments during the Vietnam days – the last one because Liz was about to be born.
and rather predictably, Limbaugh lies about it.
“President Bush used to do it!” said Limbaugh, as though to imply that the former president would visit Dover to honor the war dead, much as President Obama did earlier this week. “Boy, we didn’t know it! She just told us something we didn’t know. Bush used to do it, but there were no cameras. He did it privately with the families.” – Raw Story
Bush was the one who ordered that no photos be taken of the returning dead. Bush never visited the base to see the caskets in seven years. Bush never attended a funeral for one of the fallen.