On Wednesday, Donald Trump mentioned Weekly Standard neocon and Fox News pundit Bill Kristol and the effort to establish a third party.
Trump said Kristol “wants the war in Iraq. All the guy wants to do is kill people, go to war and kill people, even though he knows it’s not working, although he doesn’t know because he’s not smart enough.”
Kristol was a leading proponent of the invasion and occupation of Iraq. He teamed up with fellow neocon Lawrence Kaplan and wrote The War Over Iraq which predicted a “two month war, not an eight year war” in 2003, weeks before the invasion.
According to Kristol, the Gulf War, the Kosovo War, the War in Afghanistan, and the Iraq War were not invasions, but rather “liberations.” The invasion of Iraq alone cost over one million Iraqi lives.
Floundering “Never Trump” Campaign
Kristol leads the “Never Trump” movement and is attempting to establish a third party and run a candidate to oppose both Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.