Polemics & Exchanges

More Neocon Follies

I have received only one copy of your filthy magazine, but that is enough.

I based my decision to subscribe to Chronicles on an ad you mailed me.  The ad made it appear that Chronicles is a serious, conservative publication similar to those I already subscribe to: the Wall Street Journal, Human Events, National Review, Washington Times Weekly, American Spectator, and The Mindszenty Report.

But upon reading your filthy publication (pardon me, I repeat myself), I came across George McCartney’s article on the Valerie Plame case (“Neocon Follies,” In the Dark, January).  That is one of the most disgusting articles I have ever read in a supposedly respectable publication.

I’m outraged at the assertion that Scooter Libby deserved to serve more than 30 months in jail for something he said to the FBI.  He was not under oath, and he merely had a different recollection of a trivial incident than Tim Russert had.

I find McCartney’s use of the term neoconservative offensive.  Other than being a code word for Jew, the word doesn’t have much meaning.

I (a Catholic of Irish descent, by the way) am offended by the gratuitous references to Israel in an article on Valerie Plame.  McCartney’s definition of neoconservative is made...

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