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Kristol Caves Again, ´Optimistic´
About Future of Egypt

Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by Breitbart News

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 11/21/2012 9:24:55 AM

Tonight on Fox News’ Special Report With Bret Baier, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol kept up his recent pattern of spouting nonsense when he began complimenting the current Muslim Brotherhood regime in Egypt for its supposed moderation. Despite the fact that Egypt has sent its prime minister to the Gaza Strip, threatened war with Israel, and accused Israel of perpetrating a “massacre,” Kristol thinks Mohammed Morsi is doing a phenomenal job: “It’s amazing. If you predicted a month ago or three months ago that the Muslim Brotherhood would take over Egypt and has done

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Mohammed Morsi is doing a phenomenal job?? He seems to be even worse than usual. Who needs Republicans like this. I feel like a lamb being led to slaughter with dangerous thinking like this. George Bush had his faults but I sure wasn´t apprehensive most of the time like I am now.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Axeman, 11/21/2012 9:30:31 AM     (No. 9027382)

Kristol seems a little... um... muddled?... scattered?... unfocused?
Maybe he just see things in a way we can´t hope to and wants to share it with us. ;)

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Raristotle, 11/21/2012 9:35:16 AM     (No. 9027396)

Methinks Kristol is stricken with Noonan Syndrome.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bob913, 11/21/2012 9:36:36 AM     (No. 9027399)

I have no doubt that so called republican commentators are taking bribes. They set up conservative talking points then start steering the conversation to democrat talking points.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Felixcat, 11/21/2012 9:36:37 AM     (No. 9027400)

Note to Jindal, Huckabee, et al - the problem with the GOP is not Romney´s message but people like Kristol.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 11/21/2012 9:47:23 AM     (No. 9027416)

Methinks that Kristol´s picture is used in the definition of "squish" in the dictionary.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 11/21/2012 10:04:07 AM     (No. 9027447)

Bill Kristol no longer amazes me. That stopped being my reaction some years ago. Now I just tune him out. Morsi/Egypt are afraid that they´ll be thrown off the money train - that´s the only reason for the appearance of moderation. This is the Muslim Brotherhood - Kristol should be invited to more deeply investigate the MB. Matter of fact, you don´t need to get very deep. This is their creed:

“Allah is our goal; the Messenger is our guide; the Koran is our law; Jihad is our means; and martyrdom in the way of Allah is our inspiration.”

Perhaps Bill should spend some of the Thanksgiving holiday break studying this:

http://definingthenarrative.com/2011/02/04/278/

He might come away with a different outlook. Or maybe not...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/21/2012 10:15:17 AM     (No. 9027471)

This idiot should have been FIRED from National Review when Colorado conservative, Phil Anschutz, bought the publication.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/21/2012 10:30:50 AM     (No. 9027511)

Time for Bill to go out to pasture.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 11/21/2012 10:34:16 AM     (No. 9027522)

Now let´s be fair: perhaps Kristol is jockeying for a slot on MSNBC...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Skeptical1, 11/21/2012 10:37:47 AM     (No. 9027531)

The article includes a video of Kristol´s comments. I missed the part where he said someone is doing a phenomenal job. He did observe that the new Egyptian government appears not to be as bad as he would have expected, and he supported this with statements about facts (which I don´t know enough about to dispute).

For this, people want to hate him? It seems to me that the man just made an interesting observation. I would like to have heard Krauthammer´s response.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/21/2012 10:41:22 AM     (No. 9027538)

Why, oh why, does anyone listen to Kristol or take what he says seriously. He seems to sit on the left (figures) in Bret Baier´s panel, and like stupid Juan Williams is a figurehead for Fox´s fair and balanced nonsense. Many days I listen to no one but Charles Krauthammer who, though far from mirroring my beliefs and take on what is going on in our world, comes a heck of a lot closer and has a working brain. Lately he has been quite terrific.

I am hoping for the day when we don´t see anything about Matthews, Maddow, Schultz, Scarborough, Williams, Kristol (add your own names) at LCom. Most of the people in our country don´t even know who they are. So why on earth do we pay them any attention?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jrldev, 11/21/2012 10:46:53 AM     (No. 9027549)

Bill Kristol is the white man´s Juan Williams
Always going with the current to save his notoriety and secure a position with the current political trend.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: retiree, 11/21/2012 11:03:11 AM     (No. 9027583)

Why do we keep pouring money into that country? We can´t buy their loyalty or any other of those nations that kill for the sake of killing if you are not a follower of Mohammed.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 11/21/2012 11:13:10 AM     (No. 9027616)

NEWS FLASH - - - -

In the true spirit of Thanksgiving - - Kristol has donated the massive pile of bone and cartilege from his nose job to the starving families in North Korea.

Unfortunately - - the tasty feast will likely be intercepted by the North Korean military - - and gifted to their leader - - the one-and-only Un.

But thanks anyway, Bill - - it was a wonderful gesture!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/21/2012 11:19:01 AM     (No. 9027627)

Bill is wealthy, doesn´t feel your pain, doesn´t go anywhere, and gets his knowledge of Egypt from watching tv. Could he be a candidate for the Obama administration?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: philemon1967, 11/21/2012 11:27:37 AM     (No. 9027649)

#6: I would not be too sanguine about Islamists taking control of countries formerly controlled by corrupt dictators. Case in point is Iran. Sure, mullah-centric economy (another word for cleric families´ oligarchy) is ruining Iran economically & socially, but instead of blaming Islam, the sheeple who are not exposed to unfiltered news blame the Great Satan (America) & Little Satan (Israel) for their material poverty & suffering.

Autocratic societies, like Muslim Brotherhood & the leftists in the US, know that people need to be blinded to the failures stemming from economically unviable ideologies. They do so by eliminating logic & rational thinking from education and replace it with blind devotion to the ideology or religion from before children reach the age of abstract thinking (7 or 8). No need to question whether Islam is true by studying its claims just as children raised on the "axiom" that global warming is man-made & needs no further proof.

Long before a preference cascade washes away Islamic theocracies, many innocent lives will have been sacrificed for the "good of the ummah".

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Reply 17 - Posted by: philemon1967, 11/21/2012 11:28:24 AM     (No. 9027654)

#11: Wisdom is needed when dealing with countries that jettison secular constitutions, however flawed, which can be amended when their laws become clearly unjust. They turn to laws that are deemed divine, and therefore sacrosanct and immutable even when they are based on 7th century tribal-based societies. Like most authocratic societies that follow corrupt regimes, Egypt may see slight improvements initially when the new regime gets into power. In the long run, though, (religious) theocracies with authoritarian tendencies tend to be more diabolical. Corrupt secular officials eventually get sated but the evil that a corrupt religious official can do is vastly greater; he has to be more severe in punishing scapegoats to cover up his corruption and maintain a veneer of righteousness. Fanatical, ideological-pure theocrats are, by far, the worst of the lot as they know no limits in enforcing their standards of righteousnes on others. If you, Mr Kristol, understood Syariah and Hudud laws, especially in the way they apply to non-Muslims Egyptians, you wouldn´t be too quick to compliment the MB on their takeover of Egypt.

So, no, I don´t think Bill Kristol´s critics are unjustified in going after him.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: philemon1967, 11/21/2012 12:21:55 PM     (No. 9027791)

sorry, autocratic.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: ronbet, 11/21/2012 12:52:46 PM     (No. 9027845)

Kristol has always struck me as being a lighter shade of red.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: plumnellie, 11/21/2012 4:09:28 PM     (No. 9028129)

Any wonder conservatives like me are sicken unto death of beltway pundits, establishment Repubs and other ruling class elites? I despise all who anything moderate. Finally realize that the leftwing has skewed the middle toward old fashioned radical liberalism/socialism. Those of us who used to think we were fairly moderate to conservative are now dubbed right wing extremists. So be it. I will never never vote for a moderate again. No more Rino´s or establishment candidates will get my money or my vote. Romney was the last straw.

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