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Koppel

I’m a little late coming to this discussion, but I can’t quite figure out why conservatives were so upset about the roll call of the lost. If it had been prefaced with something like “what follows is a list of brave Americans who have given their lives for their country and for the liberation of Iraq from a cruel tyranny,” we wouldn’t have minded, would we? No preface was given, of course; but we could still read that meaning into the show–whatever Koppel’s intentions were.

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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