Megyn Kelly purported to discuss with Sen. Rand Paul tonight the horrific terrorist attack on a school in Pakistan. It’s not a country where we have troops nor was it an attack on Americans. But it took 30 seconds for the discussion to become about “where President Obama’s wrong," as Paul put it.
Kelly called it “so horrifying to think about what happened there.” Maybe that’s why neither she nor Paul discussed it much.
Paul said the attack in Peshawar, Pakistan reminded him of Malala, the Pakistani teen who was shot for advocating for girls’ education. But Paul also called it a reminder that “civilized Islam needs to step up and say we’re gonna take care of this.” And that reminded him of where President Obama is “wrong.”
PAUL: He thinks, well things are over, everything’s fine and in reality, this is something that’s been going on a thousand years and probably goes on a long, long time more.
First of all, this happened in Pakistan, not Afghanistan or Iraq. Secondly, it’s obvious that Obama does not think everything is fine or he wouldn’t be keeping thousands of troops in Afghanistan after 2014 nor would he have recently doubled the number in Iraq recently.
Host Megyn Kelly didn’t mention it, of course. Instead, she made the Pakistan attack even more about Obama.
KELLY: What do you make of what we’re seeing around the globe right now, from the lone-wolf terror attack in Canada; to the hatchet attack we saw on a New York City police officer; to a woman being beheaded down in Oklahoma; to what we see in Jerusalem; in Israel every other day; to now Sydney, Australia; to now, in Pakistan, school children at a time that the president has said recently that the world is less violent than it’s ever been.
Of course, those examples, as awful as they are, do not disprove what President Obama has said. In fact PolitiFact rated a similar claim made by a Glenn Beck writer as Mostly True.
But rather than do any independent research “straight news anchor” Kelly said to likely Republican presidential candidate Paul, “That could still be true. But is it? What do you think?”
Sure enough, Paul claimed there’s “a great deal of evidence to indicate the president’s wrong.”
Predictably, Kelly did not ask for any of that evidence.
Apparently, the rules were changed when President Obama took office. Today, it’s patriotic to slam the President. Good that we all know that now.