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Oh goodie!!!

Ahhh, an old-fashioned knock-down drag-out – stir in a little Sarah Palin and the GOP looks to be imploding.

Apparently little Billy Kristol said:

When Glenn Beck rants about the caliphate taking over the Middle East from Morocco to the Philippines, and lists (invents?) the connections between caliphate-promoters and the American left, he brings to mind no one so much as Robert Welch and the John Birch Society. He’s marginalizing himself, just as his predecessors did back in the early 1960s. [National Review chimed in and said ‘dude.’]

And then Glenn Beck said:

I don’t even know if you understand what conservatives are anymore, Billy. People like Bill Kristol, I don’t think they stand for anything any more. All they stand for is power. They’ll do anything to keep their little fiefdom together . . .

And then Beck accused Kristol of failing to see that:

 “we are fighting the forces of evil on this planet. . . . I think he’s still trying to get Bob Dole elected. Have you done a minute of research Bill?”

Here. More here.

It’s still astonishing

. . . that a former Vice President of the United States would go on the air and say that a sitting President is basically a traitor. Back on  March 15, Cheney said the President “is making some choice that, in my mind, will, in fact, raise the risk to the American people of another attack.”

By ‘another attack’,  I assume he was counting the one that occurred while he was Vice President, and when he couldn’t be bothered to schedule a single Principles meeting of the counterterrorism task force of which he was Chairman until exactly one week before on September 4. And this in spite of the pleadings of the people in government responsible for counterterrorism. In his book “Against All Enemies”, Richard Clark tells us he had been briefing at lower levels (known as Deputies) since January of ’01, but could not get any action at the Principles level until the September meeting. (Condi Rice didn’t even know who Bin Laden was and had never heard of Al Quaeda till Clark told her early on in the Administration.)

That of course, was NOT putting the nation at risk. What that actually was? That was hubris, incompetence, blinders on. They couldn’t see past Iraq; they really really wanted Iraq from Day 1.

And almost as soon as they hit Afghanistan, they abandoned it and turned those blind eyes toward Iraq.

And as for Afghanistan, today is the 207th day of the ninth year of the War there.

And we never got Bin Laden. And Al Quaeda has spread to North Africa and even Indonesia. And they don’t care.