Michael Steele: The VA is ‘Encouraging [Vets] to Commit Suicide’
Media Matters catches Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele repeating (and botching) the false charge that the Department of Veterans Affairs, by making available a guide to writing a living will, is telling veterans to kill themselves.
[Y]ou have a manual out there telling our veterans stuff like “are you really of value to your community?” You know, encouraging them to commit suicide.
“Your Life, Your Choice,” does not contain the phrase “are you really of value to your community?” or anything resembling it, really. But Steele said this on Fox News, which ran a really disgraceful “expose” on the report based on an interview with a bitter Bush administration official, so he didn’t get called on it.