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Stop the Smears

1:32 PM, Dec 7, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
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An entertaining smear of Teddy Roosevelt on the New York Times op-ed page this weekend makes for fun Pearl Harbor Day reading. Historian James Bradley blames TR for the attack on Pearl -- because it's always America's fault if you go back far enough. Bradley actually makes a pretty compelling case, but I'm content to blame Tojo.