Dear right wing militarist,

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Pointing to a passage from a National Review column in which the writer counsels Bush to "cross the Rubicon" in a number of areas in which he's tanking, Jonathan Schwarz writes:

I would be more comfortable if people like Victor Davis Hanson�i.e., right-wing militarist historians beloved by Dick Cheney and Scooter Libby�didn't write columns calling on George Bush to "cross the Rubicon..."
He continues:
You might think a National Review editor would tell Victor Davis Hanson: "Uh, Vic... here's the thing. Most people remember that the moment Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon with his army is seen as the point at which the Roman Republic died and the Roman Empire was born. So, as a right wing militarist, you might be better off using a different figure of speech. Just, you know, so people don't think you actually want Bush to destroy republican government in the U.S."
But apparently the National Review has never had such editors. Either that or they did, but then Hanson stabbed them all to death with his gladius.

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