It's interesting when Fox News is actually taking on the Iraq war record, isn't it? Megyn Kelly confronts Dick Cheney over the WSJ op-ed he wrote with devil spawn Liz, attacking Obama's record in Iraq, saying the record shows he "got it wrong." Via TPM:
"But time and time again, history has proven that you got it wrong as well in Iraq, sir," Kelly said. "You said there was no doubt Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. You said the Iraq insurgency was in the last throes, back in 2005. And you said that after our intervention extremists would have to 'rethink their strategy of jihad.'"
"Now with almost a trillion dollars spent there, with 4,500 American lives lost there, what do you say to those who say you were so wrong about so much at the expense of so many?" she asked.
"No, I just fundamentally disagree, Reagan -- Megyn," Cheney responded. "You've got to go back and look at the track record. We inherited a situation where there was no doubt in anybody's mind about the extent of Saddam's involvement in weapons of mass destruction."
Kelly continued to grill the Cheneys on the withdrawal of troops from Iraq. At one point Liz Cheney said that Kelly's line of questioning demonstrated why she and her father formed a nonprofit organization, the Alliance for a Strong America, to combat Obama administration policies they believe undermine American security.
"There's no surprise, frankly, that there are a lot of people now who would like to say let's blame the Bush-Cheney administration for what happened," she said. "That's a pretty routine thing we hear from this administration."
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