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February 23, 2004

Hitchens is in fine form.

Christopher Hitchens is no fan of politicians of either stripe, and I don't agree with all he has to say about things - but his piece in Slate is a good read.

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Here's a teaser to get you interested.

A war fought with weapons of indiscriminate slaughter, and accompanied by racist rhetoric, with a conscript Army deployed against a highly evolved revolutionary movement is as different as could possibly be from a campaign of precision-guided munitions, with an all-volunteer Army, directed at the overthrow of a hideous and dangerous tyranny, and then taking the form of a drive for free elections and a constitution. If people say that it's "reminiscent" of Vietnam, it means they don't remember Vietnam.

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The whole piece is here.