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Back in February of 2003, the bountiful internets put forth a grand convergence of pro-war punditry, with National Review's Katherine Jean-Lopez interviewing The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol and The New Republic's Lawrence Kaplan:

Lopez: Is there anyone you can think of (nation, pol, constituency) the Bush administration has not convinced that going into Iraq is necessary who should and can be convinced?

Kaplan & Kristol: Liberals. Not liberals at The Nation or The American Prospect, who can always be counted on to favor tyranny over anything that strengthens American power, however marginally.

A friend quipped that the strengthening of American power as a result of the invasion certainly does seem marginal.

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