Sunday, June 29, 2014

Vanden Heuvel To Kristol: Go Enlist In The Iraqi Army

On an ABC News panel today, Katrina Vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation, challenged neoconservative Bill Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard, about his past and present advocacy of military action in Iraq, stating, “There’s no military solution to Iraq, and I have to say, sitting next to Bill Kristol, man — I mean, the architects of catastrophe that have cost this country trillions of dollars, thousands of lives — there should be accountability. If there are no regrets for the failed assumptions that have so grievously wounded this nation — I don’t know what happened to our politics and media accountability, but we need it, Bill. Because this country should not go back to war. We don’t need armchair warriors, and if you feel so strongly, you should, with all due respect, enlist in the Iraqi Army.” Kristol objected, “That’s a very cute line.” Vanden Heuvel responded, “But it’s real! Millions of Iraqis have been displaced… What we have done to that country is a crime.” Watch:

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