Jeremy Paxman, another pseudo-intellectual who hasn't written himself everything that has been published under his name, because he's too busy... I can guarantee that I have read quite enough from Hitchens to know his duplicitious nature. He was a dishonest charlatan, like for example reading this article shows: http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/005/995phqjw.asp?page=1 Anyone, if they wish, can drink deep his snake oil from that. Try to find much compassion for the Iraqi people's experiences since 2003 from that and you will fail. Instead you will get a lot of nonsense that doesn't survive any close scrutiny - and his claim that politicians that do not take their countries into devastating wars are more guilty and more wrong than politicians that do, that the Iraq war should be supported because of inaction previously elsewhere like it somehow would make a difference, all ending up in conspiracy theories. In here, several years later, he proclaims that no matter what happens to Iraq, whatever consequences, the attack in Iraq was a right thing to do and will always remain the same, nothing can change that, and that it had to be done, there was no other choice: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/did-i-get-the-iraq-war-wrong-no/story-e6frg73o-1111115840625 No matter what happens to the Iraqis, George W. Bush and Hitchens himself will always be correct in their warmongering. So, the Right Reverend Hitchens can happily give absolution to all the brave crusaders... Here he claims that the "Weapons of Mass Destruction" excuse for the war is no blame of the attackers, and puts the blame on the UN, Baath regime etc and contradicts himself. He claims that the Baath regime's claims could never be trusted yet claims also that it gave the appearance of having WMD and thus, again, George W. Bush and his cohorts and Mr Hitchens himself, of course, are left right and righteous: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/fighting_words/2007/03/so_mr_hitchens_werent_you_wrong_about_iraq.html Hitchens believed that basically everyone except those that supported the attack in Iraq in 2003 were guilty. To him, pacifist anti-war protesters were something to be opposed and George W. "God told me to attack Iraq" Bush and his torture gang were something to be fervently defended.