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Monday, April 05, 2010

America’s Favorite Chicken Hawk Squawks Again

Bill Kristol says America should attack Iran. Once again, a sheltered trustfunded armchair warrior is ready to fight to the last drop of somebody else’s blood.

Appearing on Fox News yesterday, Kristol said:

“I think we have to have a credible threat of force and the preparation to use force against Iran. It would be much better if we used force against — to delay the Iranian nuclear program than if Israel did and there is no evidence that the US government is being at all serious about the use force there.”

Even if Iran were a threat to us — which it isn’t — Iran would not be the cakewalk that Iraq was. (Note to any conservatives reading this: the previous sentence was tongue-in-cheek.)

Iran is much stronger economically and militarily than Iraq was seven years ago. And given the West’s 60-year history of oppressing Iran (Google it), American soldiers would NOT be greeted as liberators, or showered with candy and ice cream by throngs of grateful Iranians.

Nina Easton mildly disagreed with Bill Kristol, but they both agreed that the Obama administration should “curry dissent” in Iran.

Yes, that worked out so well the first time we tried it, in the early 1950s, let’s do it again. And the coup that we engineered in Iran in the 1950s had absolutely nothing to do with the Iranian hostage crisis 25 years later. (Same “tongue-in-cheek” caveat as above, based on conservatives’ complete inability to grasp the cause-and-effect concept.)

Bill Kristol was asked if he himself would be willing to take part in this attack on Iran. Here was his response.

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Blogger Suzan said...

Don't forget that this guy was a part of the PNAC faction asking for a new Pearl Harbor in the 90's so Iraq could be attacked.

Many think they have a similar strategy in place for the coming attack on Iran and that Kristol and others of his ilk are just preparing the ground now.


April 5, 2010 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger Holte Ender said...

Kristol is more Chicken than Hawk, every time I see him I want to slap him, not nice of me I know, that's the effect he has on me. As you say, messing around in that part of the world for decades, is the root cause of the unstable nature of Iran.

April 5, 2010 at 2:06 PM  
Blogger Lew Scannon said...

Yes, it would be better for Israel if the US attacked Iran; but bad for America. Makes me wonder whose side kristol is on.

April 5, 2010 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger J. Marquis said...

I think we should duct tape Kristol to the first missile that gets fired into Iran.

April 5, 2010 at 6:16 PM  
Anonymous Dr. Kiss Injure said...

As you may know, Mr. Kristol is an ethnically non-semitic racist "Jewish" Zionist fascist.

April 5, 2010 at 6:47 PM  
Blogger Suzan said...


I like Marquis' style!

Maybe we could get Driftglass or Darkblack to do the graphic?

heh heh


April 5, 2010 at 6:52 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Is there anywhere these chicken hawks don't want to blow up?

April 5, 2010 at 8:45 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

You're so right about Kristol's willingness to fight to the last drop of others' blood. He and Dick "Other Priorities" Cheney belong in the same asylum.

April 6, 2010 at 12:50 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Excuse me, have you hippies already forgotten about Iran's Twitter Revolution? Not greeted as liberators. Pshaw!

April 6, 2010 at 7:43 AM  
Blogger Suzan said...

You mean the CIA's, don't you, Randal?

Just like in '54.


April 6, 2010 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Suzan: Who could forget the good old PNAC. All of those same neocon wackjobs are still among us; they just aren't quite as visible now as they were during the Dumbya years.

Holte: Every time we pretend another country is just a pawn on a chessboard, the chickens come home to roost.

Lew: I doubt if Kristol and his ilk are on any country's side. They just like power for its own sake.

J: LOL. Excellent idea.

Dr. Kiss Injure: That sounds about right.

Jess: Probably not.

SW: Same asylum, same tiny cramped room.

Randal: I thought Allah didn't allow tweeting and twittering.

April 6, 2010 at 1:36 PM  

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