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abbycat

appropriate photo on the left

kayakbiker

What? You are not in favor of free speech? That's what a right-winger would say, but this isn't an issue of hiring someone to present issues. Kristol is not that person. He's a mouthpiece for the Republican party who has a history of making predictions that are wrong and against the national interests. He was one of the biggest proponents of the Iraq war. Why should someone with such a dubious track record be promoted? He should be hiding in shame. Here is a quote from a highlight (lowight?) reel of Kristol quotes:

http://glenngreenwald.blogspot.com/2007/01/bill-kristol-pundit-superstar.html

We are tempted to comment, in these last days before the war, on the U.N., and the French, and the Democrats. But the war itself will clarify who was right and who was wrong about weapons of mass destruction. It will reveal the aspirations of the people of Iraq, and expose the truth about Saddam's regime. It will produce whatever effects it will produce on neighboring countries and on the broader war on terror. We would note now that even the threat of war against Saddam seems to be encouraging stirrings toward political reform in Iran and Saudi Arabia, and a measure of cooperation in the war against al Qaeda from other governments in the region. It turns out it really is better to be respected and feared than to be thought to share, with exquisite sensitivity, other people's pain. History and reality are about to weigh in, and we are inclined simply to let them render their verdicts.

and this:

"There's been a certain amount of pop sociology in America ... that the Shia can't get along with the Sunni and the Shia in Iraq just want to establish some kind of Islamic fundamentalist regime. There's almost no evidence of that at all. Iraq's always been very secular."

Slugbug

armchair neocon bastard theoretician

It would be like putting one of our former professors in
charge of the country.

Most of them were probably not neocons but they were
certainly the rest.

kayakbiker

Our former professors were different in another way. They were much brighter.

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