The Irony

A sage correspondent notes that the WSJ’s coverage of letters in support of Scooter Libby includes this:

Leon Wieseltier, literary editor of the New Republic, described himself as “the kind of liberal whom many neoconservatives like to despise.” In an interview, he said Mr. Libby had been a friend ever since he handled a legal problem for the editor in the 1980s. “He was amazingly kind and diligent” then, Mr. Wieseltier said. He added that he didn’t realize the letter had been made public.


Because of neoconservatives’ well-known dislike of the sort of extremely hawkish liberals whose primary political interest is foreign policy and pro-Israel activism and who write letters urging leniency for neoconservative criminals?