I don't know anybody who could be wrong so often and still.....still end up with a sweet gig at Time Magazine as a "Star Columnist".....
Anonymous Liberal substituting for Glen over at Unclaimed Territory gives us the whole story. Here's a snippet or two:
By Anonymous Liberal--On March 17, 2003, on the eve of our invasion of Iraq, Bill Kristol wrote the following:
We are tempted to comment, in these last days before
the war, on the U.N., and the French, and the Democrats. But the war itself will
clarify who was right and who was wrong about weapons of mass destruction. It
will reveal the aspirations of the people of Iraq, and expose the truth about
Saddam's regime. It will produce whatever effects it will produce on neighboring
countries and on the broader war on terror. We would note now that even the
threat of war against Saddam seems to be encouraging stirrings toward political
reform in Iran and Saudi Arabia, and a measure of cooperation in the war against
al Qaeda from other governments in the region. It turns out it really is better
to be respected and feared than to be thought to share, with exquisite
sensitivity, other people's pain. History and reality are about to weigh in, and
we are inclined simply to let them render their verdicts.
Now, you would think that being so incredibly wrong about such an important subject might hurt your career prospects, and that would probably be true in any other field. But in the world of Washington punditry, being consistently and catastrophically wrong about everything is apparently not an obstacle to advancement. As David Corn reports, TIME Magazine has invited Kristol to become one the magazine's new "star" columnists
You should read the whole article. It documents Kristol's writing and just how incredibly wrong he has been every step of the way. Here's a short list:
All Brent Scowcroft's arguments against the war are wrong.
The Shiia vs Sunni conflict is a myth
The establishment of a Islamic Fundamentalis state in Iraq is a myth
and my all-time-personal favorite:
April 28, 2003:
Graphic: The Anti-Nostrodomus courtesy of Crooks and Liars