Time Hires War Criminal Bill Kristol - Cancel Your Subscription

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Outside the White House itself, no single person has championed the Iraq War with more determination than Dan Quayle's brain PNAC's co-founder Rupert Murdoch's mouth William Kristol.

That means the blood of over 3,000 American soldiers and 655,000 Iraqi civilians is pouring off his hands.

Of course, Kristol's record isn't just bloody, it's filled with innumerable lies, as Media Matters has documented.

And Kristol isn't satisfied with his role in creating living hell in Iraq - he is also the leading champion of war with Iran.

Incredibly, according to The Nation's David Corn, Time Magazine's new Managing Editor Richard Stengel just hired war criminal Kristol as a columnist.

Kristol was mistaken about the justification for the war, the costs of the war, the planning for the war, and the consequences of the war. That's a lot for a pundit to miss. In his columns and statements about Iraq, Kristol displayed little judgment or expertise. He was not informing the public; he was whipping it. He turned his wishes into pronouncements and helped move the country to a mismanaged and misguided war that has claimed the lives of thousands of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians. That's not journalism.

Send your subscription cancellations to letters@time.com - tell them you won't pay for a writer who has the blood of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians on his hands.

Update 1: John Amato rightly calls Kristol "the vampire."

Update 2: Anonymous Liberal documents Kristol's verbal atrocities, starting with this gem from 3/17/03, two days before Bush invaded Iraq in the worst decision in American history:

the war itself will clarify who was right and who was wrong about weapons of mass destruction. It will reveal the aspirations of the people of Iraq, and expose the truth about Saddam's regime. It will produce whatever effects it will produce on neighboring countries and on the broader war on terror. We would note now that even the threat of war against Saddam seems to be encouraging stirrings toward political reform in Iran and Saudi Arabia, and a measure of cooperation in the war against al Qaeda from other governments in the region. It turns out it really is better to be respected and feared than to be thought to share, with exquisite sensitivity, other people's pain. History and reality are about to weigh in, and we are inclined simply to let them render their verdicts.