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The White House didn’t name names, but the oval office apparently does’t think Bill Kristol’s “see what happens” strategy is very smart

via TPM

EARNEST: “The Pentagon is still developing military options for the president, for the commander in chief, to use against ISIL in Syria. There are some who probably would make the case that it is okay to not have a formulated comprehensive strategy, but just as one pundit I know recently suggested that we could just go drop some bombs and see what happens. That is not what the president believes is a smart approach. The president believes it is important for us to pursue a comprehensive strategy where military action is one component of that strategy.”

So say we all.

  • cptfunkadunk

    That man is an idiot.

  • Hemidemisemiquaver

    I wish Obama could gave Bloody Bill some bombs and an airplane, saying “Here, Bill, knock yourself out.”

    • Victor_the_Crab

      Nah, he’s better off giving little Billy a BB gun so that he can go shoot his eyes out.

  • muselet

    I’m tempted simply to make fun of William “WRONG!” Kristol again and move on, but instead I’ll simply link to this piece by Kevin Drum and move on.


    • Indeed, if you look up the definition of failing upward you will see Kristol and Friedman’s pictures.

      • muselet

        They’re both predictably awful, but of the two, I find Thomas Friedman more despicable. Maybe it’s because Friedman is taken far more seriously by our glorious news media.

        I’ve linked to this before, but it springs to mind every time William Kristol is mentioned (yes, I do know the account is third-hand and therefore hearsay, but Irving Kristol has ever denied it happened):

        Which brings me to this charming vignette, courtesy of blog commenter Harry Hopkins:

        “I remember back in the late 1990s, when Ira Katznelson, an eminent political scientist at Columbia, came to deliver a guest lecture. Prof. Katznelson described a lunch he had with Irving Kristol during the first Bush administration.

        “The talk turned to William Kristol, then Dan Quayle’s chief of staff, and how he got his start in politics. Irving recalled how he talked to his friend Harvey Mansfield at Harvard, who secured William a place there as both an undergrad and graduate student; how he talked to Pat Moynihan, then Nixon’s domestic policy adviser, and got William an internship at the White House; how he talked to friends at the RNC [Republican National Committee] and secured a job for William after he got his Harvard Ph.D.; and how he arranged with still more friends for William to teach at Penn and the Kennedy School of Government.

        “With that, Prof. Katznelson recalled, he then asked Irving what he thought of affirmative action. ‘I oppose it,’ Irving replied. ‘It subverts meritocracy.’”

        Darn, I said I wasn’t simply going to make fun of William “WRONG!” Kristol. Oh, well.


        • j hentai