The low point: his take on the war, in which he repeats the idiotic Democratic talking point about there being insufficient “pressure” on an Iraqi government that lives in perpetual fear of assassination and civil war. The left wants out no matter the consequences to Iraq, but that sounds callous so they frame it in terms of tough love. It’s a fig leaf for abandoning the country to its fate.

The high point: his shrewd assessment of his own popularity. Spot on.

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