With Islamic extremist forces making almost daily gains against the U.S.-backed government in Iraq, Fox News reporter Megyn Kelly laid a third-degree grilling on State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf on Monday night’s “The Kelly File.”
It was as beautiful as it was disturbing.
With an attitude that ranged from frank skepticism to outright disbelief, Kelly grilled Harf on the numerous inconsistencies and misstatements by President Obama and his minions since he pulled U.S. forces out of Iraq in 2011, including those Obama made debating GOP challenger Mitt Romney in 2012.
Kelly opened the interview with a quote from Secretary of State John Kerry, declaring that “a threat left unattended overseas can have grave consequences.”
“Isn’t President Obama guilty of leaving a threat unattended?” Kelly asked.
The accusing question, and Harf’s response — as obviously canned as it was unconvincing — set the tone for the next 10 minutes. This wasn’t an MSNBC administration choir.
Kelly noted that a short six months ago, the president himself described the group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria as a “J.V.” squad as opposed to “varsity.”
Now, in June, it’s a threat that requires U.S. military advisers to return to Baghdad. Which version is the truth, Kelly asked.
“The terrorist threat changes, quite frankly on a week-by-week and month-by-month basis,” Harf answered lamely.
“Oh, Marie, come on,” Kelly scoffed.
The beautiful part was Kelly’s preparation and professionalism — she treated Harf better than a conservative could expect from most liberal news outlets.
The disturbing part was Harf’s responses. She was either lying outright or the United States is being run by the kind of fools it would take to actually believe what she was saying.
Americans can only hope she was lying.
How’s that for change you can believe in?
Check it out here, via Gateway Pundit.
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