Liberal Calls out Liz Cheney for Hypocrisy

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.

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5 responses to “Liberal Calls out Liz Cheney for Hypocrisy

  1. “Bush never visited the base to see the caskets in seven years. Bush never attended a funeral for one of the fallen.”

    You imply Bush never consoled the families of the fallen. What a blatant misrepresentation of the former President. http://www.seattlepi.com/opinion/335130_bushonline12.html

  2. It is a bit difficult, if one understands this language that we are using here, to “imply” and to be “blatant” while using the same words.

    from the Dictionary.com website:

    imply: to indicate or suggest without being explicitly stated

    blatant: brazenly obvious; flagrant

  3. There was no implication that Bush “never consoled the families of the fallen”, there was no statement at all to that effect.

    It was interesting to read the linked article as it showed Pres Bush was never able to articulate a reason for ordering the invasion of Iraq.

    Few average citizens get such close-up, unmediated access to modern presidents. Access to Bush is rarer still because his aides go to great lengths to shield him from unpleasant encounters or criticism.

    They also reveal his distaste for engaging those who question his policies.

  4. “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.”

    First of all, Bush did not order that no photos be taken of the returning dead. It was policy during the first Bush administration and the Clinton administration. Secondly, why did you make this statement? It seems to me that the implication (and, yes, implications can be blatant or obvious) is that Bush did not care about those who died.

    Secondly: “Interesting to read the linked article as it showed Pres Bush was never able to articulate a reason for ordering the invasion of Iraq.”

    Another cheap shot! Bush is quoted in the article as saying, “I’m really not here to discuss public policy with you.” He was there to console the families, not “to articulate reasons for ordering the invasion of Iraq.” You make that statement and, again, you imply that he was incapable of justifying the invasion! That’s simply dishonest.

  5. Why anyone is continuing to defend the actions of a man who is now and will continue to be ranked as one of the worst Presidents Americans have ever known, is beyond my comprehension.

    First of all, Bush did not order that no photos be taken of the returning dead.

    from the Washington Post

    Curtains Ordered for Media Coverage of Returning Coffins

    By Dana Milbank
    Tuesday, October 21, 2003; Page A23

    Since the end of the Vietnam War, presidents have worried that their military actions would lose support once the public glimpsed the remains of U.S. soldiers arriving at air bases in flag-draped caskets.

    To this problem, the Bush administration has found a simple solution: It has ended the public dissemination of such images by banning news coverage and photography of dead soldiers’ homecomings on all military bases.

    I don’t know if George W Bush “cared” about the deaths of American military but his behaviour in office would certainly indicate a lack of concern about not only those deaths but also the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis.

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