Another Sunday, another week where bloody Bill Kristol is pushing for dropping more bombs on someone's head. On Fox News Sunday, Kristol said he supports McCain and wants us to get more aggressive with the bombing campaign in Libya so we can "win"
Another Sunday, another week where bloody Bill Kristol is pushing for dropping more bombs on someone's head. On Fox News Sunday, Kristol said he supports McCain and wants us to get more aggressive with the bombing campaign in Libya so we can "win" there. Never mind if one of our pilots gets shot down, if we violate the U.N. mandate, or how many civilian lives it might cost.
WALLACE: Bill, is John McCain right when he says we should go all in with the Libyan rebels and that they are a reliable partner, that there is no al Qaeda link? And if we mean to topple Qaddafi, is there any other choice?
KRISTOL: Well, all in isn't that much, after all. I mean, Qaddafi was unable to take back Misrata, which is separated from the Benghazi and the bulk of the Libyan rebels. That shows I think how weak he is.
The pulling back of the strike aircraft, we don't have to go send boots on the ground. The A-10 and the AC-130, we were doing a huge amount of damage in the first couple days, then we pulled them back. Now we're bombing from 25,000 feet, or our allies are bombing from 25,000 feet, which is not terribly --
WALLACE: But we have the drones which could go lower, but there are only two of those.
KRISTOL: And now we have drones, which are better, but there are two of those. It's ridiculous. We're fighting -- what are we saving now?
If you talk off the record with people form the administration, they are terrified of having some American pilot shot down and taken hostage. Would the A-10 and AC-130 fly low and sort of lumber along, it would do a huge amount of damage. You can't get involved in military action like this though and be totally driven by the fear of one American pilot getting shot down. It's just wrong in my opinion. And I think he can be gone. I really don't buy this pessimism and fatalism that, oh, we need to have a stalemate for months. And I do think that's what Senator McCain is trying to say. A little more aggressiveness on the part of the Obama administration, and we could win this.
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