05 November, 2006

RE: Neo Culpa

Vanity Unfair
A response to Vanity Fair.

An NRO Symposium
Editor's Note: On Friday, Vanity Fair issued a press release highlighting excerpts of a piece in their January issue on "neoconservative" supporters of the war in Iraq who today, unsurprisingly, have some negative things to say about how the war is going and how the Bush administration has been handling it.

In the wake of the press release - which has gotten considerable play on the Internet - some of those "neoconservatives" highlighted in the article have responded to the excerpts and its misrepresentations, in some cases, of what they said. We collect some of those reactions - including from David Frum, Michael Ledeen, Michael Rubin, and Richard Perle - below.
What! We are shocked! Shocked that our words could be misconstrued simply by the timing of the release of our comments!
Richard Perle
Vanity Fair has rushed to publish a few sound bites from a lengthy discussion with David Rose. Concerned that anything I might say could be used to influence the public debate on Iraq just prior to Tuesday's election, I had been promised that my remarks would not be published before the election.
Hmm, all this wailing about misconstrued words this past week, first Lurch and now these fleeing rats- it does make me wonder if Perle cried when he wrote his response...


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