Dick and Liz Cheney published a very silly op-ed this week, arguing that "rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much" as Barack Obama in Iraq. Fox News's Megyn Kelly tore them apart for the hypocrisy on her show yesterday.
Eventually, Kelly's questions turn softball, but up front, she tells the former vice president in no uncertain terms that he's wrong. She asks the following at 1:42:
In your op-ed, you write as follows: "Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many." But time and time again, history has proven that you got it wrong as well in Iraq, sir. You said there was no doubt Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. You said we would be greeted as liberators. 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?