The Huffington Post reports that neoconservative columnist and Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol will be joining the New York Times as a columnist:
[I]n a move bound to create controversy, the New York Times is set to announce that Bill Kristol will become a weekly columnist in 2008.
Kristol, a prominent neo-conservative who recently departed Time magazine in what was reported as a “mutual” decision, has close ties to the White House and is a well-known proponent of the war in Iraq. Kristol also is a regular contributor to Fox News’ Special Report with Brit Hume.
Kristol’s lies, distortions, and hawkish proposals are notorious. A sampling of the views that New York Times readers may now be reading on a weekly basis:
— Iran halting its nuclear weapons program is “another feather in the cap for Iraq invasion.”
— The U.S. should “put everything” behind Iraq escalation so we can bomb Iran and Syria.
— Markos Moulitsas is the “left-wing blogger who was not respectable three or four years ago.”
— “Sober, serious” people want over 100,000 troops in Iraq when Bush leaves office.
— Let’s “stretch our Army and Marines” for “another year or so” in Iraq.
— A presidential pardon for Scooter Libby would remove the “cloud hanging over his White House and over the war.”
— College men are “very happy” that Plan B will now be sold over-the-counter because they can have “a wild night” and “the burden is off them.”
— On SCHIP veto: “I’m happy that the President’s willing to do something bad for the kids. ”
— Al Gore “got the Nobel Peace Prize for bloviating about global warming.”
No word on whether the Times will follow Newsweek and “balance” Kristol with a progressive columnist.