— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) June 19, 2014
Note Kelly’s facial expression — skeptical, all through the clip.
(It’s also a little scary how Liz (“the amanuensis known as Princess Snarlyface”, thank you TBogg) Cheney’s expression never changes, to a degree that one half expects to see a little string running from her back to her old man’s hand. Jason Zengerle at TNR thinks “Rand Paul Is the Real Target” — that the op-ed was meant to target noninterventionist Repubs, at least partially for the launch of Liz Cheney’s new grift, something called “Alliance for A Strong America”.)
Amy Davidson, at the New Yorker:
… In the Cheneys’ contorted diagram of history, going to war is itself a victory. They seem to see Iraq’s wreckage as a vindication of that war, not an indictment of it. It is difficult, otherwise, to explain their contempt for Obama’s withdrawal of troops. (“President Obama seems determined to leave office ensuring he has taken America down a notch.”) On this question, the Cheneys appear to be out of touch even with many in their own party. When Megyn Kelly, interviewing the Cheneys on Fox News, told Cheney that he had made a historic mistake in Iraq, he seemed startled enough to address her as “Reagan.” Perhaps the Cheneys and other conservatives do realize that the American public has come to view the Iraq War as a disaster, and have simply persuaded themselves that the only way to void that judgment is to get the war going again.
Satan. RT @DavidCornDC: Hey, have you heard *anyone* say, "I wonder what Dick Cheney would do about Iraq"?
— billmon (@billmon1) June 19, 2014