Megyn Kelly worked a GOP twofer tonight when she hosted former Vice President Dick Cheney to attack to discuss the Obama administration’s recovery of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in return for freeing five Taliban prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. On the one hand, Kelly helped bolster Cheney’s credibility by developing quite a case of amnesia as to his own discredited war history. On the other, Kelly exploited her bolstering by using a “credible” Cheney to attack President Obama’s handling of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Of course, the reason why we went to war in Afghanistan in the first place was because the Bush/Cheney administration failed to avert the September 11 attack. It was a point that Kelly either forgot or didn’t think relevant as she egged on Cheney with questions like, “Talk to us about the optics of this, as somebody who worked in the White House for so many years.”
Nor did Kelly seem to recall that Cheney’s insistence that Iraq had WMDs and that we needed to invade caused the diversion of resources from Afghanistan to Iraq. That harmed the war in Afghanistan and allowed a resurgence of the Taliban there.
Instead, Kelly asked Cheney, “Do you believe the president has endangered the country?” As if she didn’t know how he would answer.
CHENEY: I think there’s a distinct possibility that these five will in fact go back into the battle… that we’ll end up paying another kind of price.
…I think we’ve got to remember what Osama Bin Laden’s objective was when we got into all of this, when he launched his attack on 9/11, on the United States and killed 3,000 Americans. It was to get the U.S. out of the Middle East and that, in fact, is occurring. Obama’s acting like the war is over but, of course, it’s over without us having won it. …Indeed, he’s releasing enemies of whatever government is in power in Afghanistan and making the situation more difficult for them not less difficult.
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Watch the Cheney rehab/Obama smear below.
And, considering the number of DEFERMENTS you got to AVOID military service, you really are the last facking person to be discussing anything related to the military.
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