Monday, July 23, 2007

Bill Kristol, A Dishonest Repubican Gasbag

I know, it is nothing new, but the last few days have presented him as shining example of what is wrong with our current class of talking heads.

Of late he has been busy trying to redefine the activist left, and attacking one of the founders of Daily Kos for a comment made 3 years ago.

This from a man who as said some of the dumbest and more disgusting things that any self professed respectable pundit has ever uttered.

About Abu Ghraib
“It is insane for this country to be obsessing … about a small prisoner abuse scandal,”

Yes, gross violations of international law (some still not publicly disclosed), done in the name of the US should just be ignored.

When Sen. Reid expressed the view that the war in Iraq was lost (a view that is quite rational and supported by many in the officer corp), Bill said;

“is much more disgraceful than anything Trent Lott said”

So it is better to look back fondly on segregation and racial oppression than it is to consider one of the possible (and in this case most likely) outcomes of warfare.

On Sen. Barack Obama, he was describes a:
“sort of the opposite of Lincoln. He would have been with Stephen Douglas in 1858″

Sure, I can see how he could think that Barak Obama would be big supporter of slave holders.

Yet, this man who has said so many stupid, offensive and just wrong things, is pretending to be mad because someone was not that upset that mercenaries ( you know, people who get paid great deals of money to do life threatening work in a war zone, up to and including combat ) were killed in a war zone.

It is amazing that people this dishonest, this stupid, are still given airtime by our news media.

Just for a laugh here is a look at some of the other wonderful pearls of wisdom that Billy has shared can be found in the Washington Post