Why The Neutralist? The term Isolationist implies a narrow Fortress America outlook and is used as an epithet. The term Neutralist does not indicate someone hiding out from the world. No one calls the Swiss isolationists. The Wilsonian world view is old, tired and wrong. Our interventions have been less and less successful and now the failure can no longer be covered up.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

William Kristol resigns as editor of The Weekly Standard-He won't be missed, if only because he won't be going anywhere

After twenty-one years as editor of The Weekly Standard, William Kristol is moving on, but not to far.  His new posisiton, "I'm thoroughly looking forward to the welcome opportunity to work on longer pieces while continuing to write weekly editorials and contribute to the website."

The Neutralist does not mean him ill, but his career is one of successful failure.  He was completely wrong about Iraq, then and now, and yet there were no cries to cast him out into the exterior darkness.

On Libya, he was equally mistaken, maybe worse, and yet there was no outcry to banish him.  This was probably because he was not without company.

Of course, he covered himself in glory as one of the chief nevertrumpers.  How a guy can keep smiling with egg all over his face for a whole presidential campaign will never cease to amaze me.

So as he continues to be seen on Fox and other venues pontificating away, we at the Neutralist have a rule, if Bill states there is someplace we need to invade or free, we don't.

Monday, December 19, 2016

John Kerry-sinecure watch

At the Hill is the headline that Kerry will return to Boston, work in privatesector.

Is this not a great country or what?  A man with no ability who ran a failed foreign policy can come back to his hometown and get a job.

His prospects are great.