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Sunday, June 20, 2004
The New Republic is still around? I figured they'd fold after I let my subscription expire. Well, apparently, the old rag is still alive and kicking, and now its editors are rethinking their endorsement of the war on Iraq. An apology of sorts in next week's issue:

Should we have known that the key assumption underlying our strategic rationale for war would prove false?... In October 2002, the National Intelligence Estimate, the combined assessment of America's various intelligence agencies, stated that "all intelligence experts agree that Iraq is seeking nuclear weapons." We know now that some experts didn't agree, but few outside the administration thought so at the time. Indeed, even most opponents of the war assumed Iraq was trying to build a bomb. We feel regret--but no shame.

Come on -- everyone's trying to build a bomb. Hell, I'd be building a bomb, if I had the extra spent nuclear fuel rods. Your endorsement was regretful. Your continuing prevarications are shameful. And your aggressive support of Israeli's hardline tactics smells like shit.