Fox News’ Megyn Kelly rips Dick Cheney for getting Iraq wrong (video)

So this was odd.

The other day, Fox News had Dick Cheney on, along with evil mini-me daughter Liz, to talk about Iraq. Cheney has been leading the Republican party’s push to have America reinvade Iraq, now that insurgents are, yet again, trying to take over the country in the aftermath of the US invasion.

The Cheneys thought Fox would greet them as liberators. But a funny thing happened at the network that’s usually nothing more than a not-very-large appendage of the GOP: journalism.

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Megyn Kelly was conducting the interview of the Cheneys, and, like a perfectly-planned invasion gone suddenly terribly wrong, started asking the former vice president a serious, tough, and spot-on question about how he had the temerity to question President Obama’s handling of Iraq when Cheney himself got Iraq so wrong.

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly: “Time and time again, history has proven that you got it wrong as well in Iraq, sir. You said there were no doubts that 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…. With almost a trillion dollars spent there, 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?’”

It’s about 5 minutes, give or take, in to the Jon Stewart piece on the Cheneys. And is pretty priceless.


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  • The_Fixer

    I wouldn’t give her or her network much credit. They have a bunch more sins which they can own, and I don’t suspect that is gonna happen anytime soon.

    It’s tempting to get all giddy over this (well, at least a little happy), but we’ll see what happens next week. I suspect business as usual.

  • Butch1

    Exactly.

  • nicho

    And a person who met the transplant criteria.

  • Butch1

    That I could believe or if Halliburton turned in a chip to the government. ;-)

    Who ever donated their heart to him is probably rolling over in their grave. What a waste, it could have gone to a more deserving person.

  • nicho

    In all of this, there must be one knowledgeable, honest journalist to point out that Cheney was one of the original signatories to the PNAC manifesto, which called for our invading Iraq regardless of the situation on the ground there — so that we could use it as a staging area for world domination.

  • Butch1

    Bad position for her mouth!

  • Butch1

    I don’t think I would have recognized her if her mouth hadn’t been wide open and she didn’t have that vacant stare in her eyes.

  • nicho

    Au contraire, mon ami. If Goldman Sachs says to give him a deferment, it will be done in 10 seconds — if not sooner.

  • Butch1

    She’s right up there with Reagan and his school lunch program trying to make ketchup one of the lunch “vegetables.” (fruits) ;-)

  • Butch1

    I doubt if he can get a sixth deferment out of this government. ;-)

  • Butch1

    Jon Stewart’s commentary is always spot on and brilliant. His ending shot was perfect.

  • nicho

    Nothing that happens Inside the Beltway is real life.

  • nicho

    Give Cheney a gun and a helmet. Tell him we’ll paradrop him in and he can lead the charge. About time he put his chickenhawk ass on the line.

  • Dave of the Jungle

    I didn’t know she was an opera singer.

  • pappyvet

    Well at least the Joker got work after the Batman drove her out of Gotham.
    The pancake makeup is still to heavy but I guess it would have to be to cover all that white. And I do mean white.

  • AnitaMann

    Someone give that woman a corn dog, stat!

  • pappyvet

    Hypocrisy and selfishness IS the rightwing.

  • http://blogvader.tumblr.com/ Blogvader

    Nah, my personal favorite Megyn Kelly moment was when she tried to argue that pepper spray was a condiment.

  • http://www.americablog.com/ Naja pallida

    It’s Fox Noise siding with the schism that is ever widening in the party against the “old” Republicans in Washington. It has nothing to do with telling the truth, just making the “establishment” Republicans look bad, so the new set of liars they support can be heard.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Pure distilled nightmare fuel, that woman is.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Well, let’s not forget this was the same Megyn Kelly who, after speaking out for years against the federal Family Leave law, suddenly found new love for it when it was her three month leave being criticized.

    http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/08acdo/lactate-intolerance

    I don’t have a whole lot of respect for her, not even with this, because as Jade notes below — sure, Kelly is going after an almost universally loathed man, Dick Cheney. He and his Sith Apprentice are easy targets. But expect her to say a single word about Fox’s decade-long rah-rah blood-lust for the Iraq war and occupation? Wake me when that happens.

  • Wilberforce

    Oh my god. You think Megan Kelley did a good job here. So typical of the mindless mainstream.
    She spoke her piece in one minute, then let him tell one lie after another, nonstop and without challenge, for five minutes. If the media give you a few crumbs, you think it’s a wedding cake.

  • FLL

    Bachmann is so photogenic, don’t you think?

  • AnitaMann

    What the hell is going on at Fox? First Crazyeyes Bachmann ripped by Cavuto and now this? I’d love to see there interoffice memos. “Start telling the truth. Our old angry white viewers are dying off.”

  • Jade

    I’ll just quote from The Rude Pundit’s twitter: “Wake me when @megynkelly takes on her own network for being wrong about Iraq.”

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    She’s been funny lately. Occasionally.

  • FLL

    Megyn Kelly, of all people? Hell has frozen over, and Megyn Kelly is iceskating. Fox News… on ice…in hell.

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