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Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Thing Speaks for Itself

Never argue with a fool....

Katrina Van den Heuvel v. Bill Kristol:

“A Million Iraqis have been displaced," Heuvel said. "What we have done to that country is a crime.” 
“What we have done to that country?” Kristol hit back. “President Bush made mistakes, he was punished for those mistakes electorally as he should have been in 2006, and perhaps in 2008. He also had the courage to order the surge in 2007, which made up for those mistakes, and left things peaceful.”

Yes, punishment has been handed out.  What more could we expect?

And I still stand by the Lancet study that at least 655,000, or 2.5% of the population of Iraq, was killed due to our invasion and subsequent war.

Can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs, right, Bill?  Besides, Bush was punished at the polls for that; twice.

I'll retire to Bedlam.


Blogger The Thought Criminal said...

It all starts with a permission to lie with electronic amplification. Electronic amplification makes an enormous difference, something that Stalin and Hitler understood but which our Supreme Court and alleged liberals here pretend to not understand.

Kristol should never be on TV or the radio, ever again. What he did in the run up to the invasion of Iraq and in its aftermath got people tried for war crimes in other places. That he isn't is proof that there is something seriously wrong with the 1st Amendment as it exists today.

7:53 AM  
Blogger jim, some guy in iowa said...

considering how thoroughly we punished the Iraqis for being in the wrong place at the wrong time it's rather insulting and shallow of Kristol to pretend the republican party losing a few congressional seats and a presidential elections is a worthy comparison

8:28 PM  

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