Monday, December 29, 2014

She speaks for me

Dick Cheney confronted.

She speaks for me

Like most sane Americans, I was appalled, angered, outraged...you get the idea ...at the nerve of Dick Cheney who, with his trusty sidekick Liz in tow, surfaced from his cave, or Hades, or whereever to tell all of us that the problem with Iraq wasn't the lies that he and his clique spun to sell the American people, or the lack of a strategic plan to keep that country from descending into hell after our invasion, or the "shock and awe" butchery that slaughtered thousands of Iraqi civilians in a fight that also claimed the lives of more than 4,000 American men and women. And for what?

But after a decade-plus of this, I was also too exhausted by it all. Even with my hands clenched in fists of rage, I just couldn't write one more rant about America's first-ever vice president/war criminal. I looked for someone who could put the words to what I was feeling, and it took me a day or so -- and then one brave person not only stepped up to the plate, but addressed Dick Cheney to his face:

"But 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 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?"

Thank you, and God bless you...Megyn Kelly of the Fox News Channel. Yesterday you spoke for me -- and for all of us.

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