Bill Kristol’s Pathetic Track Record

Bill Kristol has been one of Bush’s biggest supporters and certainly one of the largest cheerleaders of the Iraq war. The only problem is that he’s wrong nearly 100% of the time.

It’s still shocking that he’s invited on Bill Maher. This guy should be relegated to backwater of Fox News.

David Corn of the Washington Post nails him:

How else to read his piece for Outlook on Sunday, in which he declared, “George W. Bush’s presidency will probably be a successful one”? Surely Kristol, the No. 1 cheerleader for the Iraq war, was mocking himself (and his neoconservative pals) for having been so mistaken about so much. But just in case his article was meant to be a serious stab at commentary, let’s review Kristol’s record as a prognosticator.

Still, Kristol advises, stick with the “surge,” train more Iraqi troops, and all will be well. The United States has already spent $19 billion training 346,500 or so Iraqi troops and police officers, and now merely six battalions — down from 10, according to Gen. Peter Pace — can function independently. That is, only 3,000 Iraqi troops are operating on their own after all this time and money.

Meanwhile, the Iraqi government is making little, if any, progress on key political matters that must be resolved, and the parliament is taking off August — while American GIs continue to fight and die.



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