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Saturday, August 28, 2004

From the Vanity Fair writer

In a characteristically sanctimonious column for Slate, Christopher Hitchens manages to make an insightful observation:
"The Democrats have made a rod for their own backs in uncritically applauding their candidate's ramrod-and-salute posture. They have also implicitly subverted one of the most important principles of the republic, which is civilian control over military decisions. And more than that, they have done something eye-rubbingly unprincipled, doing what Reagan and Kissinger could not do: rehabilitating the notion of the Vietnam horror as 'a noble cause.'"


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