The Corner

Samuel Francis

Applying his usual standards of honesty, the paleocon columnist is suggesting that WFB, by suggesting that in retrospect the Iraq war should not have been waged, qualifies as one of David Frum’s “unpatriotic conservatives.” If Frum had ever said that mere opposition to the war was unpatriotic, Francis would have a point. But Frum didn’t say that; he explicitly denied it; and no amount of paleocon repetition of the claim that he said it will make it true. Here’s what Frum actually wrote.

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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