"Surely our inaction with respect to Syria is a poor precedent if we're fighting a war on terror."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Bill Kristol on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Bill Kristol on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Bill Kristol on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Bill Kristol on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Bill Kristol on Abraham Lincoln
"There will be trying times during Obama's presidency, and liberty will need staunch defenders. Can Obama reshape liberalism to be, as it was under F.D.R., a fighting faith, unapologetically patriotic and strong in the defense of liberty? That would be a service to our country."
"Conservatives shouldn't count on the Supreme Court to do our work for us on Obamacare. The Court may rule as it should, and strike down the mandate. But it may not. And even if it does, the future of health care in America - and for that matter, the future of limited government - depends ultimately on the verdict of the American people."
"In any case, decisions on troop levels in the American system of government are not made by any general or set of generals but by the civilian leadership of the war effort."
"Shouldn't Democrats insist that Sen. Durbin step down as their whip, the number two man in their leadership?"
"If terror groups are to be defeated, it is national governments that will have to do so. In nations like India, governments will have to call on the patriotism of citizens to fight the terrorists. In a nation like Pakistan, the government will have to be persuaded to deal with those in their midst who are complicit."