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Campus Question – January 5, 2013

January 5, 2013

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Campus Question – January 5, 2013

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Today Michael Moore praised Chuck Hagel, whom President Obama is reportedly considering for Secretary of Defense, for a 2007 statement that the Iraq War was fought for control of Iraq’s oil. Weekly Standard neocon William Kristol called Hagel’s statement a “vulgar and disgusting charge [that] has always been out of even the anti-war mainstream” and asked “Is President Obama really going to nominate this man as secretary of defense?” Should any Iraq War cheerleader be taken seriously on foreign policy issues?

  • NCrissieB
  • addisnana

    The Republicans are just dumping on anyone in the political spot light right now. In a break from their once highly praised party unity, they’ve been fracted. Reports to follow on whether or not tap water in their vicinity will be flammable. (See Gasland)

    It would be convenient if the right wingers were identify their own military service so I didn’t have to keep looking them up.

  • NCrissieB

    The scary part is that no matter how many times William Kristol is wrong, and no matter how disastrously wrong he is, the media will continue to take what he says seriously because … well … because.

    That we invaded Iraq to control her oil is hardly a fringe argument. Counterpunch made that case in 2003, using documents provided by Judicial Watch. How else would the Iraq War “pay for itself,” as Richard Perle argued in 2002?

    Kristol and his media enablers are still living in the fantasy world where Americans haven’t figured out that he – like the war he cheerled – is a sham.

  • Considering that one of the “reasons” various neocons were using for borrowing money to fund the Iraq War was that Iraq would be paying us back through their oil revenues, :roll: I think Kristol is coming up with any reason he can. Then again, he’s notorious for not being very – factual – when it comes to his columns. If I recall, that’s why he was booted out of the NY Times.