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July 11, 2014 4:40 PM The Incorrigible Cheneys

By Ed Kilgore

If you need something psychedelic to start your weekend, you could do worse than to read Dick and Liz Cheney’s “new” op-ed on Iraq in the Weekly Standard, which dropped into the blogosphere like a spent missile this afternoon. It is a complete recapitulation of the case that the invasion of Iraq was essential, that the Bush administration won the war after the “surge,” and that Obama is squandering the fruits of victory by refusing to go right back into the quagmire.

The Cheneys have seen nothing, heard nothing, and learned nothing since 2002. And they don’t even seem to understand they are undermining the credibility of Obama’s legion of Republican critics. The word “incorrigible” comes to mind. Gaze in awe.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


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