In response to:

How Bill Kristol Purged the Arabists

Dan_the_A Wrote: May 29, 2012 11:12 AM
So you contend that atheists fare well in Islamic nations led by quasi-theocracies? To take it a step further, how well do those who follow a religion other than Islam fare in these nations? The Iranian preacher and his lawyer (by no fault other than defending him in court) who have been in the news recently can tell you it isn't so good.

After taping John Stossel's show on May 16 in New York, the Mrs. and I took the 10 a.m. Acela back to Washington. Once we had boarded the train, who should come waddling up the aisle but Bill Kristol.

The Weekly Standard editor seemed cheerful, and we chatted about the surge in Mitt Romney's popularity and prospects.

I did not ask what he had been doing in New York, but thanks to the website Mondoweiss, I found out. Kristol was there for a May 15 "debate" with Jeremy Ben-Ami of J Street, the pro-Israel organization, at B'nai Jeshurun...