Ed Henry did his best to show why he truly does belong on Faux "news" on this Thursday's The O'Reilly Factor with this latest round of conspiracy theories on why the Obama administration doesn't want to fire VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.
Somehow in Henry's twisted head, admitting Shinseki might not have been up to the job of running the VA now equates to him being wrong about our invasion of Iraq and the number of troops it would have required to go in there and occupy that country, which of course means that Rummy and Cheney were right all along... and the surge worked! Bill-O says we won!
Once again it's upside down land over at Fox.
Here's more on their exchange from Mediate: Ed Henry: Obama Thinks Firing Shinseki Would Mean ‘Giving In’ to Rumsfeld and Bush:
Fox News White House Correspondent Ed Henry said that President Barack Obama and his administration believe that removing VA Sec. Eric Shinseki from his role over the VA scandal would be a repudiation of his opposition to the Iraq War and “giving in to [Donald] Rumsfeld and the Bush team.” Henry and Fox host Bill O’Reilly then proceeded to argue over whether Shinseki’s opposition to the Bush administration’s Iraq War strategy has been vindicated.
“Let me tell you why the president has stood behind Shinseki,” Henry began. He said that Obama believes Shinseki, as a wounded veteran and a four-star general, is a “patriot.” However, he added that the “key political” aspect of Obama’s support for Shinseki is his opposition to the Bush White House’s prosecution of the Iraq War.
“If Barack Obama now as president has to admit that Shinseki’s judgment is off — he was right about the Iraq War, perhaps, but he is wrong here — then they are giving in to Rumsfeld and the Bush team,” Henry submitted. “They don’t want to do that here at the White House.”
Leave it to the hacks like Henry to use any excuse possible to continue to attempt to revise history for the Bush administration and their disastrous invasion of Iraq.