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THE PLANK JANUARY 15, 2007

Non Sequitur

Fred Barnes's reporting is always informative, though usually in ways unintended by the author. His latest is no exception. Here, for instance, is a throwaway line about how President Bush vetted General Casey:

"[Bush] invited Casey and his family to a meal at the White House last year, partly to size him up by seeing how he interacted with his wife and kids."

P.S. I was also somewhat confused by this passage:

"His foes regard him as stubborn to a fault and in denial about the poor prospects in Iraq. Something like that was said of Lincoln during the Civil War."

Lincoln was in denial about Iraq?

--Jonathan Chait

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