Neocons Failing Upward
January 04, 2008, 06:13 PM
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As Marcus Epstein noted on Wednesday, William Kristol, recently fired as a columnist by Time, has now been hired as an op-ed columnist by the New York Times.

Yet, the NYT already had David Brooks as their invade the world / invite the world columnist, so it`s hard to see what Kristol brings to the table that the more talented Brooks wasn`t already supplying better. Granted, Brooks sometimes sounds like his calls for more war aren`t really sincere, that he doesn`t pay much attention to which foreigners to slaughter next, that he`s just recycling stuff Kristol, Krauthammer and Ko. fed him. But, the pro forma nature of Brooks`s bloodlust is a good thing.

I guess the neocon world view has been proven so valid over the last four and a half years that the NYT just had to double up. After all, the neocons are the only respectable voices of conservatism.