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Bill Kristol Predicts Obama Will Be 'Using Force' Against Iran By Next Year

Bloody-Bill-I-Never-Met-a-War-I-Didn't-Like Kristol made another one of his predictions on Fox News Sunday this week about how President Obama will handle things if the sanctions now in place don't keep the Iranians from getting a nuclear program.
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Bloody-Bill-I-Never-Met-a-War-I-Didn't-Like Kristol made another one of his predictions on Fox News Sunday this week about how President Obama will handle things if the sanctions now in place don't keep the Iranians from getting a nuclear program. This guy is just itching for us to invade them next year. Thankfully Kristol is always wrong about everything so let's hope this is just another one of his predictions to add to that long list.

You know Bill if your ilk and the rest of the neo-cons weren't out there beating the war drums after we already invaded both of their neighbors maybe they wouldn't feel the need to attain a nuclear weapon or elect wingnuts like Ahmadinejad.

WALLACE: Bill, U.S. officials seem to think that maybe this latest round of sanctions is beginning to work, is beginning to really affect Iran and its economy, and that perhaps the Iranians may finally be willing to negotiate about their nuclear program.

Do you see any sign of that?

KRISTOL: No, though I wouldn't be surprised if the Iranian regime does a phony face towards negotiations to try to buy some more time. I mean, that's what they're buying. They're buying time for the nuclear program to go ahead. It has been going ahead.

I think the reason the president doesn't want to talk about the real implications of having a delusional and hateful Iranian regime in power is that the real implication is, if sanctions fail, we will have to use force. And I'm not certain that the president doesn't actually know that.

I mean, I'm open to the notion that he will end up a year from now using force against Iran, and I guess he feels there is no point signaling that now. I think it's a mistake, because I think the more you put force on table, the you might encourage those within Iran to say wait a second, we're heading towards the precipice.

That's not his style, so he keeps the door open for negotiations. But I've got to say that, If you just look at the way this is playing out, it's playing out towards the use of force against Iran, I think.

UPDATE: For a reminder of Kristol's track record and predictions of an imminent attack on Iran we've got some examples here, here and here.

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