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.

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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?