So Mary McGrory’s belated conversion essentially confirms everything we’ve thought about the roots of the anti-war position. Liberals have persistently ignored the truths about Iraq spoken by the president and by the hawks–out hatred for conservatives, and out of reflexive Vietnam based pacifism. I’m glad McGrory has changed her mind, but the truth about Iraq has been evident for many months. If she wanted to hear it from a Democrat, there was always Kenneth Pollack. Some time ago, I said that the chickenhawk argument was really the Left’s way of fighting off shame for its own appeasement and cowardice. I think that’s why McGrory has to accompany her own change of mind with a long assault on the so-called chickenhawks.