Though he has moved on from editing NR, he seems to heed all the magazine’s memos informing him of the official “good conservative” positions that one ought to take.  Buckley laments the “purge” of poor Lieberman by “single-issue” voters and proceeds to endorse Lieberman on, well, a single issue:

Which leaves support for him enlivened by gratitude for his tenacity on the terrorist question.

Except that his “tenacity” has not been on “the terrorist question,” as Mr. Buckley’s evasive, vague phrase has it, but on “the Iraq question.”  They are not the same, no matter how many times supporters of the war say that they are tied together.

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