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Went to a bar with a colleague before the speech. The guys behind it were wearing t-shirts with a red-white-and-blue shambrock. Below it, Edmund Burke’s line about the triumph of evil and good men doing nothing. Then: “Support the troops / St Patrick’s Day 2003.”

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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