Jeffrey Sachs Bashes Krauthammer and David Brooks: ‘Every Single Column, Wrong’

An incredulous Jeffrey Sachs could not believe what he heard while on Morning Joe this morning: Jonathan Capehart, siding with David Brooks and Charles Krauthammer, on the need for American intervention in the Middle East in regards to ISIS.

“Unbelievable,” Sachs said, shaking his head. “Because who has been wrong more consistently than anyone in this country? It’s been David Brooks.”

Sachs, who appeared on the show to discuss a recent column arguing against US involvement in the fight against ISIS, clarified that he was only talking about Brooks’s foreign policy. But within that topic, according to Sachs, Brooks’ arguments led to unmitigated disaster. “Eleven years, every single column about this issue, wrong. ‘Go into Iraq.’ ‘Don’t be hesitant.’ ‘It’s all a great success.’ ‘We won the war.'”

“It’s unbelievable that this is the person we’re quoting,” he continued. “Krauthammer? Same way. Eleven years in spreading disaster. No solutions. This is what we say? This is the only thing the United States can do? Please.”

“I’m glad that the mantle of the person getting everything wrong has been transferred from me to David Brooks,” Scarborough cracked.

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