Wednesday, July 19, 2006

One-Trick Billy 

A neoconservative scholar
Learned a trick, like a dog on a collar.
He would stand up and whore
For a Middle East war,
Then he'd lick his own balls for a dollar:
BILL KRISTOL [on Fox News]: We have to stop them from getting nuclear weapons. We can try diplomacy. I am not hopeful about that. We have to be ready to use force.

QUESTION: You know, the down side, though, you know very well, to all of that being that we’re involved in Iraq and Afganistan. Also that Iran is much different than Iraq. It’s huge and more formidable.

KRISTOL: It is, but also the Iranian people dislike their regime. I think they would be – the right use of targeted military force — but especially if political pressure before we use military force – could cause them to reconsider whether they really want to have this regime in power. There are even moderates – they are not wonderful people — but people in the government itself who are probably nervous about Ahmadinejad’s recklessness.
The experience of Iraq has plainly turned Charming Billy into a hard-nosed realist: he is predicting far fewer rose petals for the liberators this time around. Also, there is the disheartening possibility that they'll be yellow, not red.

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