This week's centenary of the birth of Richard Nixon is splendidly marked by the nomination of Chuck Hagel.
Confirmed or not, that nomination in itself makes it clear that Obama's America will have no part in any war against Iran.
The party of Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, even Reagan in many ways, Jim Baker and the Congressional opponents of Clinton's wars lives and thrives.
On the other side of aisle.
And in the White House.