Monday, August 11, 2014

Bill Kristol Calls for US Boots on the Ground in Kurdistan

Bill Kristol, whose claim to fame is that he is the son of the godfather of the neocon movement, Irving Kristol, is calling for US troops on the ground in Kurdistan.

He appeared on the nationally syndicated radio program The Hugh Hewitt Show of Friday and said:
No one wants American kids to go back in and fight in Iraq, but a few thousand troops maybe in Kurdistan, just to help them stabilize the situation, some air power to bash ISIS, whether killing Christians or killing other sects, and just to stop their advance, at least, to stabilize the situation, I think the President would have huge bipartisan support if he ordered such things.
What's going on here? He is advancing his father's agenda. Justin Raimondo explained it this way:
[T]he lasting legacy of Irving Kristol is that he was instrumental in turning the conservative movement away from its radical anti-statism and toward an almost exclusive concentration on the moral imperative of an aggressively interventionist foreign policy...In the age of Obama, it takes on new forms...but the essence remains the same: war, war, and yet more war, as far as the eye can see. That, in brief, is the program of the neoconservatives, and Kristol’s legacy for the ages.

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