Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Christopher Hitchens on the Anniversary of the Iraq Invasion

It's in Slate and is written in question and answer format. The title: So, Mr. Hitchens, Weren't You Wrong About Iraq? Here's a teaser:
Four years after the first coalition soldiers crossed the Iraqi border, one can attract pitying looks (at best) if one does not take the view that the whole engagement could have been and should have been avoided. Those who were opposed to the operation from the beginning now claim vindication, and many of those who supported it say that if they had known then what they know now, they would have spoken or voted differently.What exactly does it mean to take the latter position? At what point, in other words, ought the putative supporter to have stepped off the train? The question isn't as easy to answer as some people would have you believe.
Read the whole thing. This kind of unapologetic thinking is essential today.


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