David Gregory – Take Note & Learn (from Megyn Kelly)

Finally, Fox New Channel's Megyn Kelly asked a question of the Cheneys, that should have been asked by any media person who interviews the Cheneys regarding Iraq. From TPM's coverage of this:

Cheney had co-authored a blistering Wall Street Journal op-ed with his daughter Liz that blasted President Barack Obama for failing to negotiate an agreement to leave a residual force behind in Iraq and accused him of willfully undermining American leadership abroad.

"Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many," they wrote.

"But time and time again, history has proven that you got it wrong as well in Iraq, sir," Kelly said. "You said there was no doubt Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. You said the Iraq insurgency was in the 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 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?" she asked.

And what does Cheney do in response to this question? He engages in pure obfuscation and blaming the situation he inherited (presumably from the Clinton administration). However when it comes to the mess (both in the economy and foreign policy) that his administration bequeathed to his successor – well we hear crickets from the Cheneys and their coterie. Of course it should be noted that none of the major media have actually asked him about what they left behind in January 2009. And that is a shame – Shame on the Media. Perhaps David Gregory and his cohorts could intern with Megyn Kelly and learn from her, about how to ask a real journalistic question, at least once in a blue moon.

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