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2nd acts in American life

Judith “WMD” Miller is out to prove wrong F. Scott Fitzgerald’s assertion that there are no second acts in American life. Here is her author ID on an op-ed piece in today’s Los Angeles Times about how good Gitmo is: Judith Miller is a contributing editor of City Journal, an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan ...

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Judith "WMD" Miller is out to prove wrong F. Scott Fitzgerald's assertion that there are no second acts in American life.

Here is her author ID on an op-ed piece in today's Los Angeles Times about how good Gitmo is:

Judith “WMD” Miller is out to prove wrong F. Scott Fitzgerald’s assertion that there are no second acts in American life.

Here is her author ID on an op-ed piece in today’s Los Angeles Times about how good Gitmo is:

Judith Miller is a contributing editor of City Journal, an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a Fox News contributor.

In the past, Brits in her situation would go to work in African leper colonies. Americans, I think, simply lit out for the frontier. But then, Fox is kind of the news equivalent of a leper colony. I haven’t liked them since Bill O’Reilly vigorously denounced me in the spring of 2003 for writing an article that quoted a worried American general predicting that the Iraq war could last until that summer. 

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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