Kristol: Please Pretend I'm Not A Hypocrite
by Josh Orton, Mon Jun 23, 2008 at 11:15:50 AM EDT
Bill Kristol's got chutzpah. In his NYT column today, he concludes:
The MoveOn ad is unapologetic in its selfishness, and barely disguised in its disdain for those who have chosen to serve -- and its contempt for those parents who might be proud of sons and daughters who are serving. The ad boldly embraces a vision of a selfish and infantilized America, suggesting that military service and sacrifice are unnecessary and deplorable relics of the past.
And the sole responsibility of others.
Kristol is of course referring to MoveOn's ad "Alex," the powerful spot released last week.
According to Kristol, we're to believe that it's MoveOn's supporters who want to pass the buck of national defense.
Because from what I can tell, MoveOn's ad spoke specifically to war proponents like John McCain and Bill Kristol - men who, no matter the mounting cost in American lives and treasure, are willing to continue flacking a war with no end.
John McCain and his supporters, for example, defend the "100 years" statement by claiming insufficient context. They claim that, really, what McCain meant was that he envisions a peaceful post-war presence analogous to Japan.
Except Iraq is not Japan, and that sort of presence for our troops is impossible. So the ones playing games with the lives and futures of our troops are conservatives who still insist that invading Iraq was the right thing to do.
Here's Kristol lying about whether there's a civil war in Iraq, desperately trying to help the cause of a longer American presence in Iraq: