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Bill Kristol

American writer
Bill Kristol

William "Bill" Kristol (born December 23, 1952, in New York City) is an American neoconservative commentator.

For the American comedian, see Billy Crystal.
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  • Well, Foley is responsible for it, and the voters in Florida, I guess, who elected him. Maybe they should have known better.
    • [1] Responding if Republican house leadership bears any responsibility for failing to properly address inappropriate emails allegedly sent by former Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) to an underage male congressional page. (October 4, 2006)
  • It's not a serious document.
    • Referring to the Iraq Study Group report
    • Fox News Live (December 6, 2006)
  • [the war in Iraq] "could have terrifically good effects troughout the Middle East"
    • September 18, 2002 column
  • [removing Saddam] "would start a chain reaction in the Arab world that would be very healthy"
    • November 21, 2002
  • If we free the people of Iraq, we will be respected in the Arab world... and I think we will be respected around the world.
    • February 20, 2003
  • Very few wars in American history were prepared better or more throughly than this one by this president.
    • March 1, 2003
  • The first two battles of this new era are now over. The battles of Afghanistan and Iraq has been won decisively and honorably.
    • April 28, 2003
  • Barack Obama is not going to beat Hillary Clinton in a single democratic primary. I'll predict that right now.
    • Fox News Sunday, December 17, 2006 [2]

About KristolEdit

  • Have you ever met a war you didn't love?
    • Bill Maher, question to Kristol, guest on Real Time with Bill Maher, 28 February 2014. [3]
  • Our winner [of BEST Persons], the one and only William Kristol, still of The New York Times. His latest gem, after the Supreme Court struck down the Military Commissions Act and restored the Writ of Habeus Corpus to even the detainees at Gitmo: "The decision was wrong and our fears about the Administration's attack on the great writ are overblown, because American citizens have a right to Habeus Corpus, and anyone arrested in this country has a right to Habeus Corpus." Sadly, no! That's the problem! The Military Commissions Act specifically said there was to be no Habeus Corpus for non-citizens, even if they were arrested in this country. More importantly, Bill, if, under the Act, or whatever monstrosity McCain is backing to replace the Act, if they arrested you, William Kristol, and declared you a non-citizen and an enemy combatant, and you say, "But I was born in New York City," exactly where do you think you'll be able to prove that and get yourself released? At a court hearing — a court hearing that would never happen because there would be no Habeus Corpus, because the government said you weren't born in New York City, and your response would never - even - be - heard.
  • The New York Times columnist, on the air: “I think Hillary Clinton was gracious, has put behind her the horrible sexism and misogyny the Democratic primary voters demonstrated, which I‘m appalled by, personally. Never would have happened in the Republican party.” Mr. Kristol is ignoring the public commentary by a prominent Republican on Fixed News on February 3rd of this year, who said the only people supporting Senator Clinton's bid for the presidency were, quote, “the Democratic establishment and white women.” Then this Republican added, quote, “white women are a problem. That‘s—you know, we all live with that.” Which Republican's horrible sexism did Bill Kristol forget? His own. All that was said by William Kristol, today's worst person in the world.
    • MSNBC host Keith Olbermann, in his nightly Worst Persons segment; June 18, 2008; [5]

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