Mon. Jul 22nd, 2024

Jaime O'Neill's picture

I see that Bill Kristol, the neo-con’s neo-con is floating the idea that former V.P. and current Asshole-in-Chief, Dick Cheney, would be just the right guy to run against Hillary Clinton next year. Bill Kristol is a nearly inexhaustible fount of bad ideas, a fact that doesn’t intimidate him in the slightest. Among Kristol’s greatests hits that missed are ideas such as these: :It [the war in Iraq],” he said, “could have terrifically good effects throughout the Middle East.” He wrote that grand prediction on September 18, 2002, just thirteen short years ago, years that have seen those “good effects” unfolding ever since. A few months later he opined that removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq “would start a chain reaction in the Arab world that would be very healthy”

Now surely, any fair-minded apologist for international military adventurism and entrepreneurial nation building would hasten to say that lots of people were spouting stupid shit in those months leading up to the invasion of Iraq. Some of those people were even mealy-mouthed Democrats like John Kerry or Hillary Clinton, people who were looking forward to their own presidential runs and not willing to spit into the prevailing winds of war and risk looking like that most dreaded of political clichés—the wimpy Democrat who just won’t beat the war drums. So Kerry, and Clinton, and others too depressing to mention, got on the war wagon.

Why, then, pick on Bill Kristol?

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