August 26, 2014 5:45 pm -

[su_right_ad]Bill Kristol says that, yeah, bad things happen when we go around bombing places, but that’s just the way it is. So, why not bomb ISIS “for a few weeks” and see what happens?

“Intellectuals overthink things,” he said. “We allied with Stalin in World War II, and helped create the captivity of Eastern Europe, you could argue… We got involved in Afghanistan to bring down the Soviet Union and probably helped create, indirectly, some of what came about in Afghanistan and ideas that led to 9/11. That’s life. Maybe we could have been cleverer in all these cases, but often, when you mess around in the real world, you have unintended effects and some of them are bad.”

However, the neoconservative pundit continued, “We’re underestimating the ability of what the use of force — even from the air, even with some people on the ground to help out — how much that could do.”

After mimicking his fellow talking heads who suggest that perhaps it’s best to have a national debate before using military force, Kristol then said: “What’s the harm of bombing [ISIS] at least for a few weeks and seeing what happens? I don’t think there’s much in the way of unanticipated side effects that could be bad there. We could a lot of very bad guys.”[su_sky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

19 responses to Kristol: ‘What’s The Harm Of Bombing [Isis] And Seeing What Happens?’

  1. tiredoftea August 26th, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    So, he just described a failed foreign policy for the past 25 years, but he wants more of it, to get different results? why does anyone listen to this maroon?

    • granpa.usthai August 26th, 2014 at 8:41 pm

      it makes for interesting talk in the rec room before the nightly lock down.

  2. mea_mark August 26th, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    He is so cavalier about it all. I think some strategic bombing might do some good but careful thought should be put into it. We shouldn’t just go bombing people to see if it will do any good or not. I guess he just wants to bolster the military machine for his crony friends, help the good ole boys make a buck at the expense of some foreigners lives.

    • Larry Schmitt August 26th, 2014 at 6:28 pm

      Because we wouldn’t be bombing anyone he knows. And it won’t make his taxes go up. His comfortable lifestyle won’t change, and he will sleep just fine, because he won’t even think about it. There, wasn’t that easy?

    • granpa.usthai August 26th, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      we shouldn’t be bombing other nations sovereign territory without their consent, either. (it’s what other nations consider an act of war – even if we refer to it as a ‘just wondering what would happen’ moment).

      • mea_mark August 26th, 2014 at 8:54 pm

        Truthfully, it wouldn’t bother me much if we declared war on Syria so we could go after some really bad people. It doesn’t mean we have to boots on the ground or do carpet bombing. It just means we are giving them fair warning that the sh!t is about to hit the fan.

  3. craig7120 August 26th, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Right, and the reason you want to kill people is…..? They’re bad?

    Ladies and Gentlemen I give you the mentality of what creates groups like Isis, introducing Bill Kristol.

    • tiredoftea August 26th, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      Just the “Arabs”, otherwise he likes to have militarized police forces shoot anyone else. The personal touch, you know.

      • Larry Schmitt August 26th, 2014 at 8:08 pm

        Doesn’t have to be Arabs, pretty much any brown people will do.

        • tiredoftea August 26th, 2014 at 8:13 pm

          That’s the militarized police portion of the show. Can’t bomb them, yet, they need the personal touch.

        • granpa.usthai August 26th, 2014 at 8:36 pm

          exactly what some Chinese relatives have been asking. They’re all very proud of the General in charge of National Security and the only one in China who can by his simple command release their entire nuclear arsenal. That is a great honor and position considering his very humble beginnings in their small south central Chinese village.Maybe because his family moved back to the eastern part (where they’re originally from) where the opportunities are much better, still, the pride of the village is “he was made here, he’s from here” and he ain’t a f*ing white Nazi Aryan THUG protected by white racist American Government.

  4. majii August 26th, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Why is anyone listening to Kristol? He’s a major reason politics in the U.S. are as divisive and bitter as they are today. We should all remember that he was instrumental in convincing McCain to add Palin to his presidential ticket in 2008, and that when McCain chose her, she conducted a scorched earth policy against everyone who opposed her (even McCain to a degree by “going rogue”) by telling lie after lie about them and by peddling a never-ending series of conspiracy theories and propaganda, all meant to portray herself and her supporters as “victims” when they were/are the primary aggressors whose behavior has divided the nation.

  5. uzza August 26th, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Well sh!t, why don’t we just bomb Wall Street for a week and see what happens?

    • mea_mark August 26th, 2014 at 8:57 pm

      Let’s just make sure David Koch is there when we do it. It would be nice if we could catch his brother too visiting but I’ll take at least one Koch brother.

  6. granpa.usthai August 26th, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    duh uh – why not douse yourself with gasoline and strike a match to see what happens?
    Check! – I’m sure they are too stupid to get out of the way, (being that most of them attended colleges and universities in the US and Europe) – and of course everyone trembles in fear when the US shows it’s overpowering strength, like during the white racist FAILED armed attempt in Nevada to drive the Hawaiian POTUS out of the White House, right? watts of luck, as Syria has the right to defend their ‘airspace’ just like other nations.

    • fahvel August 27th, 2014 at 3:37 am

      Gramps, maybe you can state it with a touch more humor than I, but has the usa ever won a real war since maybe 1812? Or has it ever lost one where the after affects weren’t actually worse than before it began to lose.

  7. fancypants August 26th, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    Bill Kristol says that, yeah, bad things happen when we go around bombing places, but that’s just the way it is. So, why not bomb ISIS “for a few weeks” and see what happens?
    As a blanket statement bill, I have NO problem with people who say this…..
    As long as your willing to take 100% responsibility for who you kill and pay for any reconstruction out of your own pocket.

  8. fahvel August 27th, 2014 at 3:34 am

    this is the kind of diseased mind that sits at the heads of all govts. where is the nation that shouts loudly and proudly let’s give peace a chance? aint there anywhere.

  9. Bunya August 27th, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Sure. What’s the harm in bombing ISIS (and maybe some innocent people)? As long as chickenhawk Kristol is nowhere near the bombing, he’s fine with it. He could be Cheney’s double.