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BECK, KELLY — REVERSING ON IRAQ?

June 19, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

With Iraq in the throes of new sectarian violence, a former Fox News host and a current one have made surprising statements decrying the Bush administration’s decision to launch the invasion of that country in the first place. On his radio show on Tuesday, Glenn Beck remarked, "From the beginning, most people on the left were against going into Iraq. I wasn’t…. Liberals, you were right. We shouldn’t have." A day after President Obama announced that the administration plans to send more than 200 soldiers to Iraq to help the country deal with fierce attacks by Sunni Muslims, Beck commented, "Not one more life. Not one more life. Not one more dollar, not one more airplane, not one more bullet, not one more Marine, not one more arm or leg or eye. Not one more. … This must end now. Now can’t we come together on that?" Then, the next day, Megyn Kelly, confronted former Vice President Dick Cheney over his recent comment, "Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many." Said Kelly, "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?" The Huffington Post commented: "Fox News viewers who were expecting something different might have wondered whether they were watching another network." To top things off, the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday published an op-ed piece by Fox News’s owner, Rupert Murdoch, in which he called for comprehensive immigration reform, writing, "immigrants enrich our culture and add to our economic prosperity" and also called for a path to citizenship for illegal aliens — a position that is anathema to many of the commentators and viewers of Fox News.