Last night Keith Olbermann onÂ Countdown called out former Vice President Dick Cheney for his attacks on President Obama in the wake of the Christmas attempted terrorist attack. Turning Cheney’s own words against him Olbermann pointed out;
“If Mr. Cheney believes we are at war, then he, as the most recent occupant of the vice presidency, is under the strictest of obligations to put aside his case of terminal partisanship, and rally to the support of his president in a time of war. Instead, his remarks not only give encouragement to the enemies of this country, they give them an exact measure as to how successful they have been in damaging our freedoms.”
Olbermann also raised an interesting point. During the Bush administration, if any elected official, current or former,Â had made the same comments “at a time of war” he/she would have been crucified by the main stream, and right-wing media. I understand the right-wing nuts, but why is the main stream media giving Cheney airtime and a forum for his rants. Why aren’t they pounding on him for “giving aid and comfort” to our enemys?