The Incorrigible Cheneys

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.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.