Sunday, June 29, 2014

ABC News Guest Tells Bill Kristol To 'Enlist In The Iraqi Army'

From the Huffington Post:

Vanden Heuvel called out Kristol, editor of "The Weekly Standard," over his strong interventionist beliefs that made him the subject of much criticism around the time of the 2003 Iraq invasion. Kristol, one of the most prominent Iraq War boosters, has been back in the media spotlight recently to give advice on the current crisis in Iraq and push for a renewed intervention. 

Vanden Heuvel called Kristol one of the "architects of catastrophe" in the 2003 invasion and said that he and many other war hawks must be held accountable for their "failed assumptions that have so grievously wounded this nation."

"This country should not go back to war," she said. "And if you feel so strongly, you should, with all due respect, enlist in the Iraqi army."

More here, with video.

The real story here, of course, is that Kristol still gets work as an "expert" on anything, let alone foreign policy, and on television, no less.  Really, just some guy walking down the street is going to give you better advice about Iraq at this point than Bill Kristol and his ilk.  But I already addressed that a couple of weeks ago.  So what's left that's worth talking about with this?  Why, the fact that Nation editor Katrina Vanden Heuvel was allowed to treat Kristol with the utter contempt he deserves in front of a national audience.  Because, really, that's the only way we ought to be treating these people, with heavy doses of disdainful contempt.  

They got a LOT of people killed.  Americans, Iraqis, civilians, women, children.  We've spent over a trillion dollars on their adventure.  And we have NOTHING to show for it, except blood, death, and carnage.  Bill Kristol is a total scum bag who ought to be busting rocks or painting license plates.  No one should show him any respect at all, ever.  Because he is a contemptible and despicable piece of trash. 

Go check the video out.  It's satisfying.