HITCH’S ALMOST-LAST LAUGH

“Well, ha ha ha, and yah, boo. It was obvious from the very start that the United States had no alternative but to do what it has done. It was also obvious that defeat was impossible. The Taliban will soon be history. Al-Qaida will take longer. There will be other mutants to fight. But if, as the peaceniks like to moan, more Bin Ladens will spring up to take his place, I can offer this assurance: should that be the case, there are many many more who will also spring up to kill him all over again. And there are more of us and we are both smarter and nicer, as well as surprisingly insistent that our culture demands respect, too.” – Christopher Hitchens, the Guardian.

SELF-PARODY DEPT: This is a news story from the Boston Globe! Let’s just say that the phrase “appallingly slanted” doesn’t only apply to the Washington Times.