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Banjo, on Noah Pollak:

Did you watch the O’Reilly interview with BO (to be continued next week). At one point, The O-e was asked a question about the war. He replied, “As Commander in Chief, I would . . .” and it sounded so implausible I didn’ catch the rest. He looked like the president of the chess club having a day-dreaming fantasy in which he beats the bully and gets the girl. It made me realize you can only take soft power so far. I was also reminded of Churchill’s fears about the conclusions Hitler would reach if he ever met Chamberlain in person. He did and we know what happened. Putin has a black belt and went tiger hunting last week.