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Kristol: ‘I’m not an uncritical cheerleader.’

By Faiz Shakir on August 10, 2007 at 11:00 am

"Kristol: ‘I’m not an uncritical cheerleader.’"


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In a new Time magazine piece, Bill Kristol writes that he is “impressed” by the progress being made in Iraq. Like Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) before him, Kristol cites a visit to a Baghdad market as evidence of progress:

My traveling companions (military experts Fred Kagan and Kim Kagan) and I walked around the Haifa Street market in Baghdad with Colonel Bryan Roberts, commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Cavalry Division, and watched him coordinate reconstruction efforts and deftly manage the political-economic interactions with local shopkeepers and citizens.

Kristol writes, “I’m not an uncritical cheerleader for the American military.” No — he’s simply an uncritical cheerleader for war.

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