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Megyn Kelly to Dick Cheney: "Time
and Time Again, History Has Proven
You Got It Wrong" on Iraq

Real Clear Politics, by Ian Schwartz

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Posted By:Hermoine, 6/19/2014 3:27:13 PM

MEGYN KELLY: 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, sir. You said there were no doubts that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. You said we would be greeted as liberators. You said the Iraq insurgency was in its last throes back in 2005. And you said after our intervention, extremists would have to "rethink their strategy of jihad." Now with almost a trillion dollars spent there

Oh Megyn...just wants to be so edgy and relevant. Honestly, it´s not the question as much as the response that matters, and I thought Dick Cheney knocked it out of the park -- as usual. So refreshing to hear an adult speak on serious issues. BTW, Megyn, do you know remember video footage (shown on Fox News) of terrorists training in hollowed-out planes and buses in IRAQ? Or that Saddam Hussein was sending sizable checks to the families of suicide bombers in the West Bank and Gaza, or that Saddam Hussein boasted that he was developing nuclear weapons? Perhaps you

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Reply 1 - Posted by: tank, 6/19/2014 3:35:58 PM     (No. 9892564)

OP. I hope you realize Kelly´s job is to ask these questions, and good on her for it. It´s good to allow Cheney to respond to these accusations from the left, as the answers are solid. I wouldn´t say he ´´knocked it out of the park.´´ but it was a clean hit up the middle.

All in power should have to answer tough questions defending their actions. Be thankful Kelly doesn´t roll over for either side.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Janylou, 6/19/2014 3:36:07 PM     (No. 9892565)

OP, I totally agree, the Cheney´s nailed it. I was glad Megyn asked such tough questions because those are the same ones the LSM ask and Vice President Cheney has never been able to respond to them.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TXknitter, 6/19/2014 3:36:33 PM     (No. 9892567)

Yes OP. BOR, Jr. It has taken time but one thing these TV anchors do not realize -- the camera sees everything . We see their attempts to carefully hide emotions, consciously put on weird blank face, their body language, the sometimes faux toughness, etc. It takes time but eventually we see and hear who they are because they can´t hide it. Now she and Doug will REALLY be invited to all the "right" parties. Enjoy Megyn. She thinks she is so smart. She can´t hold a candle to the former Vice-President and he´s too much of a gentleman to lay her out.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ruready?, 6/19/2014 3:36:50 PM     (No. 9892568)

Take a look at a map and tell me which nations have the largest eastern and western borders with Iran - one of the three nations constituting the axis of evil. (Iraq and Afghanistan).

As Ann Coulter´s book states, "Shut up and sing", Megyn - shut up and report. Time and time again?????? False statement. Megyn apparently loves her salary more than the truth.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: starboard, 6/19/2014 3:38:23 PM     (No. 9892571)

#1 You hit it out of the park with your answer.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: tank, 6/19/2014 3:53:12 PM     (No. 9892591)

So, with a couple exceptions, the posers on this board want Kelly or other Fox News hosts to lob softball questions if it´s to those on ´´our´´ side?

Mr. Cheney, what did you have for breakfast this morning? How about them Mets? Where do you get your suits, they fit you so well?!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: tank, 6/19/2014 3:53:48 PM     (No. 9892594)

posters, not posers. sorry.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: StormCnter, 6/19/2014 3:54:56 PM     (No. 9892596)

Trust me, Dick Cheney is used to tough questions and he knows how to respond. The man is never rattled and he´s always bluntly truthful. I have great admiration for Dick Cheney.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ralpho, 6/19/2014 3:55:21 PM     (No. 9892597)

I don´t know if she was teeing him up, or if she genuinely felt it was wrong to invade Iraq. But his response knocked it out of the ballpark. I didn´t think she had a leg to stand on after reading Cheney´s explanation.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: watashiyo, 6/19/2014 3:56:10 PM     (No. 9892598)

I shook hands w/Dick Cheney and Mrs. Cheney.
One was firm & tender and the other was warm. The feeling was so AMERICAN. ...and that´s what America is all about!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 6/19/2014 3:56:17 PM     (No. 9892599)

I watched the whole thing and frankly, was disappointed in Megyn´s tone of voice when questioning VP Cheney. I thought she was trying to prove that she can challenge anyone. Haven´t heard her go after any democrat like she did the Cheneys. I half agree with Poster 1, in that Cheney never was allowed to complete an answer from the left wing media. One can ask direct questions without being accusatory.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: PageTurner, 6/19/2014 3:57:37 PM     (No. 9892602)

Well, yeah. But that doesn´t mean Cheney is wrong on the fact that Obama pulled out too early and threw a victory away. Anyone can see that, you don´t need Dick Cheney to tell you. It is what it is.

Irrelevant questions, Megyn.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: littleorby, 6/19/2014 4:04:26 PM     (No. 9892606)

It was not wrong to invade Iraq; however, it was a mistake to fight the war with the same kind of restrictions as were in place in the Korean conflict, and Vietnam.

When our soldiers were being dragged through the streets of Fallujah without a response by the U.S. forces, the war was lost.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Hermoine, 6/19/2014 4:09:41 PM     (No. 9892613)

For the record, I don´t mind the question being asked...I think it is the smugness that bothers me. And, probably because, on a personal level, she irritates me (though I know she has many fans). That, and she just leaves out a whole helluva lot in the background of what led up to the 2nd war against Iraq -- and then, what actually happened b./t 2003-2008. For instance, we WERE greeted as liberators. And, we actually had a President, a Sunni, Al-Talibani (sp?) who was bringing the country together. We had put down the insurgency that started in 2005 and by 2008 Bush handed Obama a phenomenal victory in Iraq. The ONLY and LAST thing needed was a status of forces agreement and BFD Biden and Obama couldn´t get that done.

It´s just the smugness of it...the "gotcha" attitude.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 6/19/2014 4:14:29 PM     (No. 9892623)

They are both right, and wrong at the same time. VP Cheney is correct that action had to be taken against Saddam, the administration´s choice of mission was not correct for two reasons; 1). Iraq was/is not a unified country without the rule of a dictator, 2). All Republican administrations are eventually replaced by a democratic one thus the peace is almost always lost. In hindsight our only correct action (hindsight is 20-20) was to let Saddam (and all others in the region) know we would not get involved in their governments or lack of, but we would and will bomb them into the 7th century and leave them to fend for themselves. Now that we can provide for all our energy needs (or we could) that is our best course.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Hermoine, 6/19/2014 4:16:51 PM     (No. 9892625)

#13 -- This isn´t entirely directed at you, but this was not some war that HAPPENED A LONG TIME AGO -- for crying out loud...we answered what happened to our men in Fallujah. We went back in and took Fallujah and KICKED the terrorists out. Please, please, please people...by 2008, Iraq was given, wrapped in a nice pretty package to Obama. He screwed it up big time. It is revisionist history to act like the Bush/Cheney administration handed it over in shambles and that Obama has just been struggling to keep it altogether for 6 years.

Don´t WE all remember Obama (not Bush) declaring victory in Iraq and smuggly ending the "bad war?"

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Reply 17 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 6/19/2014 4:18:37 PM     (No. 9892628)

Too bad Bret and Greta didn´t take the same approach while interviewing the smartest women in the world the other night.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Quigley, 6/19/2014 4:31:45 PM     (No. 9892641)

My understanding of why we invaded Iraq was that 911 showed that the terrorists would murder countless men, women and children without remorse and would detonate nukes in our cities. So, to avoid that eventuality with the follow on need for us to nuke the ME, we invaded to drain the swamp. We had the legal framework in place for action there.

I believe the Dims voted nearly unanimously to do so.

The mistake made, as someone pointed out above, was to believe that the dims wouldn´t exploit every set back, every deviation from perfection, to benefit themselves.

When hilary piaps floated the idea of legal action to declare her vote to invade to be void, I knew we as a country were no longer capable of serious acts.

Live it up! The borrowed money will never run out!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 6/19/2014 4:31:54 PM     (No. 9892642)

I have said it before, and I keep getting proven right.

Kelly has an ugly side to her personality. You see flashes of it. Remember how ugly she got, literally, when some "man" posited that men and women are, shockingly, wired differently?

If looks could kill.

Just because you are on Fox, does not mean you aren´t a bit weird, and she is.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: TXknitter, 6/19/2014 4:50:46 PM     (No. 9892658)

May I add something? Of course Dick Cheney can take it. He wasn´t a bit bothered by Megyn. He is privvy to the truth and he realizes what the game is after decades playing with media folk way smarter than Kelley. I adore his sly smile. Nobody wants softballs to conservatives -- just asking for even-handed toughness.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 6/19/2014 5:01:43 PM     (No. 9892671)

She lost me when she interviewed her husband on air.

Greta is much smarter, sharper, more direct, less impressed with herself, more job-focused, and more "Fair and Balanced"...
Plus Greta doesn´t wear cocktail dresses and sit at a glass table to report the news... As mom [a southern belle from Dallas] would say, not "ladylike" to dress like that... Charm and deference is a lost art, sadly... Audrey Hepburn had it, as did Nancy Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. Have to agree here with Rush, TV just about worthless, other than some sports ... and HGTV!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: yuban, 6/19/2014 5:05:00 PM     (No. 9892673)

She wouldn´t have her own show if she wasn´t cute and blonde.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: fayebeck, 6/19/2014 5:12:06 PM     (No. 9892686)

#17 Kelly would wimp out just like Bret and Greta did with Hillary should she interview obama or any other democrat.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: TexasHillCountry, 6/19/2014 5:33:04 PM     (No. 9892703)

RE: Megyn Kelly, I thought the way the question was asked was a bit snarky. As to wardrobe, most on-air talent do not get to choose what they wear, or only have a choice from within a group of garments. Kelly is an attractive young woman, but I would prefer to see her dressed a bit more professionally. That goes for most of the female on-air talent at Fox.

And evidence of chemical weapons was found in various places in Iraq! Besides which, in the run-up to the invasion, what do you think was in all those trucks that were allowed to go from Iraq to Syria´s Asad regime? Tinker toys and bottled water? Also remember that the Clint-toon "administration" made regime change in Iraq a stated goal of US foreign policy because the Hussein Baath Party regime illegally holds weapons of mass destruction which they have used against their own (Kurdish) people.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Tiger, 6/19/2014 5:40:22 PM     (No. 9892707)

There is one thing for sure, Dick Cheney loves his country. un-like whats in the White House now!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Native Texan, 6/19/2014 5:56:00 PM     (No. 9892720)

I am not a huge fan of Megyn , I think she needs to dress more professional!! She is full of herself!
I admire VP Cheney!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 6/19/2014 6:22:19 PM     (No. 9892757)

#3, BOR, Jr. fits like a tight cocktail dress. (h/t #21) Megyn is first and foremost all about Megyn and what she thinks will burnish her star. She is an attractive young woman, but her self-awareness is distracting and off-putting. Agree about Greta, #21.

I appreciate tough questions being asked of all people in power. I appreciate them having time to answer, and to receive tough follow-up questions when needed.
That wasn´t a tough question. It was a smart-aleck accusation that was totally unnecessary to get the same truthful, reasoned response she would have received from VP Cheney had she truly asked a tough question.

One wonders if she cared about the response half as much as she cared about how impressive she thought she would be taking that attitude with VP Cheney. Agree with those who know that Dick Cheney could have answered her in a way that would have left her much less impressed with herself if he was less of a gentleman. I don´t agree with him on every little thing, but I know he is a wise and intelligent man, and I trust him and his judgment far more than most. I would have loved him to be POTUS.

Good comments, OP.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Namma, 6/19/2014 6:57:53 PM     (No. 9892780)

I almost fell off my chair when Megyn asked this question . Unless she asked knowing what VP Cheney would answer. And it was the truth. GWB had 40 countries backing us up. We were not the only nation that went into Iraq. Also,every dang democrat voted to invade. Clinton Kerry Pelosi all stated that Iraq did ave WMD. remember the "I voted for it before I voted against it!" line from Pelosi
And it was a good long year or more when all these nations invaded. To long of a time in MHO..should have gone in right after we found out who hit our towers. 1 week after we got hit.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Italiano, 6/19/2014 7:04:53 PM     (No. 9892788)

All the planning in the world could not have foreseen the election of Barack Hussein Obama. Had he succeeded FDR in 1945, he´d have lost WW II.

We´ve had incompetent Presidents in the past, but never have we had an America-hating, Muslim-at-heart traitor.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 6/19/2014 8:32:03 PM     (No. 9892866)

The reason I watch Fox is because they do present both sides and let both sides comment as they see fit. I love Cheney and agree with what he said. I also think Kelly is doing her job, and I am glad that there isn´t a constant echo chamber like one would find on MSNBC.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: mark34, 6/19/2014 9:37:38 PM     (No. 9892904)

In answering Megyn Kelly´s question, Cheney didn´t dispute the premise of the question (that: " ..time and time again, history has proven that you got it wrong" on Iraq). Instead, Cheney attempted to rationalize why he got it wrong. So, by implication, Cheney is admitting that he got it wrong, but there were good reasons why he got it wrong. That´s progress; may be he will eventually explicitly admit that he got it wrong.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Hermoine, 6/19/2014 9:56:53 PM     (No. 9892912)

#31 - Keep talking yourself in circles...one day, you too, will be Barackus Obamanous.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: rocco49, 6/20/2014 1:16:45 AM     (No. 9893028)

Megan Kelly is a joke, she´s pompous, she tries to be glamorous, but she´s a witch who betrayed us all....Dick Cheney is light years ahead of any pompous bubble-headed bimbo.....I only applaud Cavuto, the rest of FNC is a waste.....I salute you, VP Cheney!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 6/20/2014 1:54:39 AM     (No. 9893045)

I´m not a fan of Megyn Kelly. She´s bright enough, but a little too self-satisfied for my taste. Agree, #19.

As to her wardrobe, #24, perhaps there is a stylist choosing clothing. But a marquee talent like Kelly certainly can make her wishes known as to wardrobe--and make them stick. A little more modesty would enhance her stature.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 6/20/2014 11:13:25 AM     (No. 9893453)

She knows nothing about history.
She´s a pretty makeup little dolt.
She is BOR JR.
She´s a stooge next to Dick Cheney.

I only watch Cavuto, the rest of them are a joke.

History will prove Bush/Cheney correctly, but it won´t be so kind to that phony blond bimbo "journalist"...

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Comic Character Archie to Die
Taking Bullet for Gay Friend
Pushing Gun Control

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Breitbart´s Big Hollywood, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/14/2014 12:41:56 PM     Post Reply
On July 16, comic character Archie Andrews, of Life With Archie, will die after being shot while protecting gay friend Kevin Keller. Keller is "Archie Comics´ first openly gay character." According to the Associated Press, Keller is "a married military veteran and newly elected senator who´s pushing for more gun control in Riverdale after his husband was involved in a shooting." Archie Comics´ publisher and co-CEO Jon Goldwater said the way in which Archie will die was carefully chosen. While he could have been killed saving "Betty" or saving "Veronica," doing so for Keller was something "that would really resonate

Behind the scenes at the
Clinton White House

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New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/15/2014 5:04:05 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — It was an enduring image of his presidency: a chastened Bill Clinton walking his dog while wife Hillary keeps her distance as the family leaves town at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal — but it was all part of a contrived public-repentance campaign, according to a new book. With Bill on the skids and his wife’s future prospects on the line, it was necessary for the pubic to see the president being punished, said Weekly Standard online editor Daniel Halper in his new book, “Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine.” “They understood that

Obama a "shark" at the pool table,
Gov. Hickenlooper says

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CBS News, by Stephanie Condon    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/14/2014 4:33:37 PM     Post Reply
President Obama is known for being competitive on the basketball court, but he´s also apparently a cutthroat pool player. Gov. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo., told reporters at the National Governors Association meeting on Sunday that the president surprised him by beat him in two consecutive games. To add insult to injury, the two were playing at the Wynkoop Brewing Company, a bar that Hickenlooper co-founded. "You know I´ll tell ya -- the man is a shark," Hickenlooper told reporters, Time reports. "I was up a few balls. I felt pretty good. I was actually wondering whether how hard should I --

Obama’s claim that the GOP has
‘blocked every serious idea’

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Washington Post, by Glenn Kessler    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/15/2014 6:50:36 AM     Post Reply
“So far this year, Republicans in Congress have blocked every serious idea to strengthen the middle class.” –President Obama, weekly address, July 12, 2014 ~This has become a standard line in the president’s oratory, as part of making his case that he’s “acted this year to help working Americans on my own– when Congress won’t act.” The president started on this path on June 27, during a speech in Minnesota: “You know, sometimes I’m forcibly, you know, politic about how I say things, but I’m finding lately that I just want to say what’s on my mind. So, let me

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