Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Hitchens on the Decision to Go to War

Christopher Hitchens, perhaps Slate's most independently minded writer, offers his assessment of the decision to go to war in Iraq here:
So, you seriously mean to say that we would not be living in a better or safer world if the coalition forces had turned around and sailed or flown home in the spring of 2003?

That's exactly what I mean to say.
Read the rest. It's a forceful, reasoned refutation of the "shout it loud and long enough and it's true" crowd.