Monday, August 13, 2007

More Hitchens Tub-Thumping

Sometimes you have to thump a tub to get the deaf to listen! And heaven knows, do I know some of the deaf! Simple excerpts, no doubt a revelation to the hearing-impaired I have mentioned above.

The founder of al-Qaida in Mesopotamia was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who we can now gratefully describe as "the late." The first thing to notice about him is that he was in Iraq before we were.

But no we created him and his group!

We further know that he authored a plan for the wrecking of the new Iraq: a simple strategy to incite civil murder between Sunni and Shiite Muslims. The incredible evil of this proposal, which involved the blowing up of holy places and the assassination of pilgrims, was endorsed from whatever filthy cave these deliberations are conducted in.

Hey wait - this is the noble resistance.

As a matter of fact, we even know that Zawahiri and his boss once or twice counseled Zarqawi to hold it down a bit, especially on the video-butchery and the excessive zeal in the murder of Shiites. Thus, if there is any distinction to be made between the apple and the tree, it would involve saying that AQM is, if anything, even more virulent and sadistic and nihilistic than its parent body.

Aha! It *is* Bush's fault.

The third assumption, deriving from the first two, would be that if coalition forces withdrew, the AQM gangsters would lose their raison d'ĂȘtre and have nothing left to fight for. I think I shall just leave that assumption lying where it belongs: on the damp floor of whatever asylum it is where foolish and wishful opinions find their eventual home.

Well, it won't be the first time there were wishful and foolish opinions about how to achieve peace in our time.


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