No, Kristol has the best interest of the UNITED STATES at heart.
Because Kristol has voiced vehement dissent against the nomination of Harriet Miers, and has disagreed with the Whitehouse on other issues, does not mean he wants to see the Bush Administration go down. BTW, there has also been times he has roundly supported them.
Agreed, we shouldn't eat our own by hammering on Kristol and ignoring the issues. He brings up some interesting points....perhaps that we have been taken for granted to be Bushbots rather than conservatives.
I'd guess he was right. The WH needed a dose of reality regarding free spending, open borders, etc.,
WTF? Bush isn't running for re-election. The Dims are wasting their ammunition (cr*p, hope they don't read this).
I must have missed those times.
I do not know where you have been, but you have not been following Kristol's idocy for the last several years. You can count on one hand the number of times Kristol has backed GWB, and most of those times were when he was trying to get a job in the Bush Administration.
Bill Kristol has been making trouble in DC for Republicans, particularly the Bush family, since 1988.
He personally advised Dan Quayle to make the "Murphy Brown speech" and also to make a speech in the middle of the 1992 campaign distancing himself from the first President Bush on foreign policy. James Baker wouldn't let Kristol participate in campaign strategy meetings because he leaked everything to the press.
When it became obvious that Governor Bush was going to be running for the presidency, Kristol wrote several articles saying that Bush couldn't win, and said that the ONLY person who could defeat Gore was COLIN POWELL! He pushed Powell until it became obvious that Powell wasn't going to run, and then backed McCain.
When McCain lost, Kristol spent all summer and fall of 2000 trashing every speech and campaign appearance Bush made. On election night, his possum grin increased as the Bush lead grew smaller. During the Florida recount, he constantly trashed the court strategy of Baker and was always pessimistic.
When Gore finally conceded, Kristol remained positive for about 45 days, until it became obvious that this Bush wasn't going to hire him any more than the first Bush would.
So, we got the trashing of Colin Powell (his former favorite) in an article called "Our Profound National Humiliation"...about the fact that we got the crew of that spy plane back from China without gunfire.
I also am convinced Kristol was involved in the Jeffords defection, based on the fact that he had a "source" who let him scoop everyone else about Jeffords. (Someone who was a loyal conservative, if not Republican, might have warned the white House, but I digress). Kristol sat there on television with this big grin about Jeffords jumping ship. Later I find out that the reason Jeffords left was because he was convinced the White House was going to drop the dairy subsidy, something they had never intended to do! Now where would Jeffords have gotten that idea? Since Kristol HAD to have been talking to Jeffords (because only 3 people knew of the defection, Daschle, Jeffords, and a democrat go-between senator) I believe that Kristol was the one who told Jeffords that. I can't prove it, but every time I think of his evil smile when telling Brit Hume of his scoop, I have no doubt.
Kristol was also reported as continuing to meet with McCain's staffers well into 2001, and I don't think they were playing tiddlywinks...probably hatching the CFR plot.
So how you can say that Kristol doesn't wish any harm to come to this administration, I don't know. Even when Kristol is on Bush's side (War in Irag) I believe it is simply a coincidence. You will note that Kristol has also been pushing for Rumsfeld's resignation as well.
Yeah, Bill Kristol, loyal conservative and Bush supporter. HAHAHAA!