God, could Christopher Hitchens be any more of an asshole? Quote:
Yes, I mean, I think it's important to know first what can't happen. I've been mocked for saying this in an earlier report from Iraq, but I'm reprinting it in my upcoming collection [ergo, it is true--ed]. Military superiority is something you have to see to--to believe. Unless the United States chooses to be defeated in Iraq, it cannot be. Therefore, the insurgency, so-called, will be defeated. And all logical and moral conclusions you want to draw from that, should be drawn.
Shorter Hitchens: if we lose, it's your fault, you bunch of fucking hippies. Also, although it logically follows from what I say that a greater US willingness to a) nuke and b) pave Vietnam would have resulted in a US victory, no one should ever, ever draw this conclusion, and if he does, he's a big, evil hippie. Thank you.