Christopher Hitchens aspires to become our Rudyard Kipling, had Kipling not, like, totally pussied out after World War I. Soon he shall turn from essayism to verse:
If any question why we died,What his prosody lacks in elegance, it makes up for in bombastic disregard for proportionality, moral decency, and reason.
Tell them it was because
their fathers liedwe continued to stand for federal democracy, while making Iraq a killing-field for jihadists and fascists.
All Hitch needs now is a Cary Grant for his Douglas Fairbanks. I'm sure they can find some Kurd to die heroically in the role of water-carrier. The Thuggees would be Baathists, Saddamists, and dead-enders.