The fact that the Cheneys weren’t embraced with open arms on Fox News illustrates the most encouraging development about the mess in Iraq: there is an acknowledgement that this crisis is simply too important to play politics. The blame game will do nothing to save lives and bolster national security.
As it’s safe to say that President Obama has not exactly distinguished himself with a consistent foreign policy, his current stance on Iraq seems to be accepted by many Republicans as appropriately measured. Stating the obvious, there are no easy answers, if any answers exist at all. Even great friends and allies Senator McCain and Senator Graham disagree with each other, with the latter in the camp of Obama wanting to engage Iran in the escalating crisis. Graham is not an exception.