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Famous Quotes By William Kristol

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American power should be used not just in the defense of American interests but for the promotion of American principles. — William Kristol

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I'm disappointed, depressed, and demoralized. [ ... ] It is very hard to avoid the conclusion that President Bush flinched from a fight on constitutional philosophy. Miers is undoubtedly a decent and competent person. But her selection will unavoidably be judged as reflecting a combination of cronyism and capitulation on the part of the president. — William Kristol

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Their message is conveyed in that hortatory tone and declamatory voice used by politicians when starting a condition contrary to fact. People who aren't cowed don't spend a lot of time proclaiming they won't be cowed. Leaders who really have strengthened the voice of freedom don't don't need to reassure there electorates that they're committed to doing so. — William Kristol

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And on this issue of the Shia in Iraq, I think there's been a certain amount of, frankly, Terry, a kind of pop sociology in America that, you know, somehow the Shia can't get along with the Sunni and the Shia in Iraq just want to establish some kind of Islamic fundamentalist regime. There's almost no evidence of that at all. Iraq's always been very secular. — William Kristol

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[Among conservatives] there's been too much pseudo-populism, almost too much concern and attention for, quote, 'the people' ... After all, we conservatives are on the side of the lords and barons ... We ... are pulling up the drawbridge against the peasants. — William Kristol

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Iraq's always been very secular. — William Kristol

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Having defeated and then occupied Iraq, democratizing the country should not be too tall an order for the world's sole superpower. — William Kristol

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Recalling that a good chunk of the 47 percent who don't pay income taxes are Romney supporters - especially of course seniors (who might well 'believe they are entitled to heath care,' a position Romney agrees with), as well as many lower-income Americans (including men and women serving in the military) who think conservative policies are better for the country even if they're not getting a tax cut under the Romney plan. So Romney seems to have contempt not just for the Democrats who oppose him, but for tens of millions who intend to vote for him. — William Kristol

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The liberal media were never that powerful, and the whole thing was often used as an excuse by conservatives for conservative failures. — William Kristol

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Have you ever met a war you didn't love? — William Kristol

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Leo Strauss's discoveries in the history of political philosophy had the effect of liberating his students from the yoke of contemporary thought. — William Kristol

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Barack Obama is not going to beat Hillary Clinton in a single Democratic primary. I'll predict that right now. — William Kristol

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The trouble with politics and political coverage today is that there's too much liberal bias ... There's too much tilt toward the left-wing agenda. Too much apology for liberal policy failures. Too much pandering to liberal candidates and causes. — William Kristol

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I've always rebelled a little when people say, 'My Jewish values lead me to really care about the poor.' I know some Christians who care about the poor, too. — William Kristol

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White women are a problem, that's, you know - we all live with that. — William Kristol

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These soldiers deserve a better defense secretary than the one we have. — William Kristol

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Whenever I hear anything described as a heartless assault on our children I tend to think it's a good idea. — William Kristol

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Yuppies don't have loyalty. They have useful relationships and meaningful encounters. — William Kristol

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Republicans can also point to an alternate path. They can draw upon genuine experts to explain what should be done. — William Kristol

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If we free the people of Iraq, we will be respected in the Arab world ... and I think we will be respected around the world. — William Kristol

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[I]t's up to Republicans to expose the bureaucracies and criticize the orthodoxies - to ask why visas for travel to the United States are still being issued in West Africa and why American military forces are being deployed there without a workable plan or intelligible purpose, why CDC spending priorities are so skewed and CDC management so weak, and why here at home routine police powers aren't being used and routine public health measures aren't being implemented. — William Kristol

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[the war in Iraq] could have terrifically good effects troughout the Middle East — William Kristol

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The most devastating indictment of the president's proposal is that it threatens to destroy virtually everything about American health care that's worth preserving. Under the plan's layers of regulation and oversight, even seeing a doctor whenever you like will be no easy matter: access to physicians will be carefully regulated by gatekeepers; referrals to specialists will be strongly discouraged; second opinions will be almost unheard of; and the availability of new drugs will be limited. — William Kristol