Point: William Kristol trots out the following in the Washington Post.
I suppose I’ll merely expose myself to harmless ridicule if I make the following assertion: George W. Bush’s presidency will probably be a successful one.
Harmless ridicule? How about “endless” ridicule? How ’bout I just say thanks for doing what can to fuck me, my family, my country, and the rest of the world each and every chance you get.
You pathetic little twit.
What it comes down to is this: If Petraeus succeeds in Iraq, and a Republican wins in 2008, Bush will be viewed as a successful president.
If Patraeus can really pull something out in the next six to eight months, Bush will still be remembered as one of the most evil, hateful manipulative bastards to ever darken the Whitehouse. His name shall forever live in infamy. My children, and children’s children, will read about his folly in their high school textbooks and laugh at him.
It won’t matter who wins in ’08. Bush will be hammered mercilessly in that election by both Democrats and Republicans alike. Everyone wants to be the candidate that will make thing right again, the answer to the last eight years. Even the Republicans will try to distance themselves from everything he’s done.
No way Bush comes through that looking like anything more than plain old horrible. His legacy, as it were, is shit.
Counter Point: Arianna Huffington offers up this at huffingtonpost.com
I know it’s a pretty high bar, but Bill Kristol, the founder of the Project for a New American Century that spawned the Iraq war, the man whose editorials often seem to be inserted directly into the president’s speeches, and who once boasted that “Dick Cheney does send over someone to pick up 30 copies of [The Weekly Standard] every Monday,” has now just written the single most deceptive piece of the entire war.
The charitable view is that he’s lost his mind. The less charitable view is that he’s now officially surpassed Dick Cheney as the most intellectually dishonest member of the neocon establishment (the highest of all high bars).
Knocked Dickbag Cheney off the top spot, did we? Well, bully for you billy-boy.by