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Bill Kristol Snaps At Calls To Apologize For Iraq War Support

06/20/2014 08:35 am ET | Updated Jun 20, 2014

Bill Kristol, the editor of the Weekly Standard and one of the top cheerleaders for the Iraq War, has been singled out lately as one of the many war hawks who are popping up to give advice about Iraq's current crisis.

Even Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took aim at Kristol with this tweet:

Despite his history of being wrong about Iraq, Kristol has nevertheless seen his media bookings rise in the wake of the spread of militant group ISIS. On Thursday, CNN's Erin Burnett asked him about Reid's tweet. Kristol, unsurprisingly, made it clear he was an unrepentant hawk.

"I'm not apologizing for something that I think was not wrong," he said. "The war to remove Saddam was the right thing and necessary thing to do."

"Apologies would be in order for the neoconservatives who banged the war drums so disastrously, Bill," fellow guest Carl Bernstein chimed in.

"Hogwash!" Kristol replied. (Yes, he actually said "hogwash.")

Watch the full exchange in the video above.

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