Perry blames Obama and media ‘snakes’ for Chris Kyle’s lies about his record
If you point out discrepancies in Chris Kyle’s American Sniper, you are a “snake” says Rick Perry.
The former Navy SEAL, who was known as the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history, apparently earned about half as many medals as he claimed in his book — despite warnings from at least one commanding officer about the inaccuracies.
The Intercept reported on those inconsistencies last week, including quotes from several Navy SEALs and military officials — and Perry has joined a number of conservatives who have attacked the website but have been unable to prove the late Kyle’s claims.
“If there is any inaccuracy in Kyle’s account it’s that he didn’t take ENOUGH credit for his awards,” wrote Perry, the former Texas governor and failed Republican presidential candidate.
Kyle claimed in his book to have been awarded two Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars, “all for valor” — but internal Navy documents obtained by the Intercept showed he earned only one Silver Star and three Bronze Stars with Valor…
“Perhaps it’s a byproduct of nearly eight years of an arch-liberal in the Oval Office combined with an American population increasingly disconnected from the men and women who serve in the military,” Perry said.