The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Monday, January 22, 2007

Death doesn't take a holiday

With the news Saturday that we had had the third-deadliest day for US troops since the war began, and today's report that explosions in Baghdad have killed over 100 people, it's especially galling that ideologues like Bill Kristol haven't been completely thrown out of the pundit class.

A few years ago, he notoriously derided those who thought there would be an outbreak of the Sunni-Shiite violence if we invaded. And he's still at it, peddling the old line that Iraq would be a huge success if it weren't for those pesky people opposing it. Who are probably terrorist sympathizers. Bad news for the ol' hack-- that would make about 70% of Americans terrorist sympathizers.

This morning on Fox News, Weekly Standard editor William Kristol said that opponents of escalation in Congress are “leap-frogging each other in the degrees of irresponsibility they’re willing to advocate.” Kristol said, “It’s just unbelievable. … It’s so irresponsible that they can’t be quiet for six or nine months,” adding, “You really wonder, do they want it to work or not? I really wonder that.”