Wednesday, March 21, 2007
The Next Whiskey Bar
Christopher Hitchens has a piece in Vanity Fair vaunting the successful reconstruction under way in Iraqi Kurdistan, where he spent his Christmas vacation with his son. Short version? This is what Hitchens had in mind for the rest of Iraq when he vociferously argued in favor of the war, so now when he considers how things have turned out, he feels betrayed. Shorter version? In Kurdistan, "Liquor stores and bars are easy to find, sometimes operated by members of the large and unmolested Christian community." Something tells me Hitchens has finally found a use for religion that he can approve of.