“The Colbert Report” host achieves what few traditional media interviewers can do: make neocon leader William Kristol stammer and sweat about his support for the Iraq invasion.
Crooks and Liars:
Bill Kristol, who is one of the major players in the group called PNAC, joined the set of the “Colbert Report,” and I think was taken off guard right at the outset of the show because he had to answer questions that our media never asks. PNAC envisioned America attacking the Middle East since the middle ‘90’s and for some inexplicable reason (that was a joke) the media never questions him or his members which have lined the walls of Bush’s cabinet about PNAC and how it influenced our foreign policy, which led us to attack Iraq.
Colbert immediately called him on it and Kristol was quite embarrassed talking about it.
Colbert: Speaking of thinking alike, you were a member, or are a member of the Project for the New American Century, correct?
Kristol: I am.
Colbert: Were or am, am?
Kristol: Were and am.
Colbert: How’s that project coming?
Kristol: well. it’s…(stammering)