A day after the former Vice President and his daughter wrote an op-ed criticizing Obama's policy towards Iraq, the "please stop talking" hits keep coming from a broad segment of America's politicians and pundits who aren't impressed by his current opinions.
On Wednesday, Fox News's Megyn Kelly confronted Dick and Liz Cheney about their assertion that "Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many," because history seems to indicate that the administration preceding this one — the one under which Cheney served — was perhaps a little tiny bit more wrong about Iraq.
Here was Kelly's question to the pair:
"Time and time again, history has proven that you got it wrong as well in Iraq, sir. You said there was no doubt Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. You said we would be greeted as liberators. You said the insurgency was in its last throes back in 2005, and you said that after our intervention, extremists would have to 'rethink their strategy of jihad.' Now, with almost a trillion dollars spent there, with almost 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?"
And a video of the exchange, via Politico:
His answer? "No, I just fundamentally disagree, Reagan — Megyn," adding, "you've got to go back and look at the track record. We inherited a situation where there was no doubt in anybody's mind about the extent of Saddam's involvement in weapons of mass destruction." Cheney also pointed out that Congress "overwhelmingly" approved action in Iraq during the George W. Bush administration, adding that it "would have been irresponsible" for the administration to not act in the way it did.