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Hitchens Jumps Shark

It was from Niger that Iraq had originally acquired uranium in 1981, as confirmed in the Duelfer Report. In order to take the Joseph Wilson view of this Baathist ambassadorial initiative, you have to be able to believe that Saddam Hussein’s long-term main man on nuclear issues was in Niger to talk about something other […]

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the Neo-Con two step

The only thing better than watching Neo-Con Francis Fukuyama flip, is watching other Neo-Cons like Christopher Hitchens attack them for it.You can always count on Hitchens to be infuriatingly delightful. But this time he is way off. The Neo-Con failure is breaking them up into three camps. Neo-Cons like Fukuyama that now think the war […]

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Al-Qaida Is Losing says Hitchens

The conditions for this latest truce are of course impossible as well. All one needs, in order to earn Bin Laden’s mercy, is to give up Afghanistan and Iraq. But this raises a more intriguing question. Why are formerly triumphalist jihadists using the language of “truce” at all? Not very long ago, God was claimed […]

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this time, someone really does have to be fired.

This time, someone really does have to be fired. The revelation that Defense Department money, not even authorized by Congress for the purpose, has been outsourced to private interests and then used to plant stories in the Iraqi press is much more of a disgrace and a scandal than anyone seems so far to have […]

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Occam’s toothrush

What do you have to believe in order to keep alive your conviction that the Bush administration conspired to launch a lie-based war? Normally I really like reading Christopher Hitchens but this recent article is just so bad I had to spew a little venom. What are the problems: as that which arose from the […]

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christopher hitchens on imperialism

Christopher Hitchens is a right wing pundit that annoys me to no end. Not because his arguments are flawed, but because they are so well thought out and so damn convincing. Case in point East Timor was for many years, and quite rightly, a signature cause of the Noam Chomsky “left.” The near-genocide of its […]