Failure to publicly respect military service would get a liberal raked over the coals, but Bill Kristol is a know-nothing who loves war so this will be fine:
In areas where policies are still being debated — in foreign policy in particular — conservatives need to keep urging Obama to do the right thing. We are disgusted with Obama’s irresoluteness on Afghanistan. But we continue to urge that he side with the experienced military leaders he’s been fortunate to inherit against the second-guessing of political hacks (and of failed retired generals turned political hacks).
That’d be retired Generals Karl Eikenberry and James Jones, I assume.