Heilemann Castigates Kristol's Call for Iraq Intervention: 'Absurd'

Liberal vs. neo-con.  Isolationist vs. interventionist.  The clash over Iraq strategy between John Heilemann and Bill Kristol on today's Morning Joe had it all.  

Things got heated as Heilemann assailed Kristol's call for intervention as "absurd."  Kristol responded by suggesting that Heilemann's invocation of "American blood" was a cheap "rhetorical line."  View the video after the jump.



Weigh in, readers.  Do we sit back and let a bunch of bad guys on both sides fight it out, knowing there's a good chance an ISIS Syrian/Iraqi state would become a launching pad for terrorism, or do we intervene, with all the attendant costs and risks?  

I'll be back with the transcript.

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.