Watching Fox News’ Megyn Kelly smack down convicted war criminal Dick Cheney and his backstabbing daughter Liz Cheney was a pleasure… Too bad it turned out to be a shallow publicity stunt.
At the start of the interview, Kelly came out swinging:
“This morning the man who helped lead us into Iraq in the first place penned a scathing op ed in the Wall Street Journal questioning Obama’s leadership, accusing him of abandoning Iraq, and snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.”
She even confronted the Cheneys with a harsh quote from an editorial by Paul Waldman in the June 18 Washington Post:
“There is not a single person in America… who has been more wrong and more shamelessly dishonest on the topic of Iraq than Dick Cheney. And now, as the cascade of misery and death and chaos he did so much to unleash rages anew, Cheney, as the cascade of misery and death and chaos he did so much to unleash rages anew, Cheney has the unadulterated gall to come before the country and tell us that it’s all someone else’s fault.”
Kelly then grimly intoned:
The suggestion is that YOU caused this mess, Mr. Vice President. What say you?”
Naturally, the elder Cheney denied that the George W. Bush administration had done anything wrong, and went into his usual spiel about Saddam Hussein’s (non-existent) weapons of mass destruction.
“Well, obviously, I disagree, we went into Iraq for very good reasons, I think when we left office, we had a situation in Iraq that was very positive”
The word “positive” most likely refers to Halliburton’s profits.
And here — nearly 10 minutes in to the video — is where Kelly reveals her outrage as a sham drama to reel us suckers in hook, line, and sinker. And where we find out why the elder Dick brought Miz Liz, instead of her sister Mary, or his wife Lynne. She casually mentions that the Obama administration had praised the surge back in 2010, and gently tosses Liz a puff-ball question to promote her bogus “grassroots group” Alliance for a Strong America.
“The vice president [Joe Biden] was celebratory about the situation in Iraq, and said it may be one of their greatest successes […] Do you think (let me give this to you, Liz) Do you think that is a game changer for the political way this is all playing out, for those who want to blame the Cheneys and the Bushes?”
Kelly even asks the younger Cheney if she thinks “Obama is dangerous.” Guess what she answers?
Here’s the video.