I've now read two of Bill Kristol's op-ed pieces. This is the second one. I did used to read Safire. Perhaps I'll continue with Kristol.
I grew up in what most would characterize as left-of-center NYC. Invictus was the "song" we sung in the processional at Middle School graduation. I was kind of fond of it till the Oklahoma City Bomber said it at his execution. Perhaps we've had enough now with the military metaphors.