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National Review Declares Love For War, Commas


The recent news about Iran's nuclear program has elicited amusing responses from our friends over at The Corner. Cliff May predictably smashes the NIE for being politically slanted against Bush. Even better, Victor Davis Hanson says that the disclosures present political trouble for liberal Democrats!

Are they now to suggest that Republicans have been warmongering over a
nonexistent threat for partisan purposes? But to advance that belief is
also to concede that, Iran, like Libya, likely came to a conjecture
around (say early spring 2003?) that it was not wise for regimes to
conceal WMD programs, given the unpredictable, but lethal American
military reaction.

No, I didn't mistype that and insert extra commas--it's verbatim. As for the question he asks in the first sentence, well, the answer is yes!

--Isaac Chotiner

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