I was a little sickened by John’s post on Hitchens. Frankly, it made me reconsider blogging here at all. Not just because I’ve never thought much of Hitchens, not just because the post because garnered our first ever link from Politico, but because Hitchens (to his immense credit) is the last person on earth who would want an edict against having his corpse kicked.
[On the use of cluster bombs by the US in Afghanistan] If you’re actually certain that you’re hitting only a concentration of enemy troops…then it’s pretty good because those steel pellets will go straight through somebody and out the other side and through somebody else. And if they’re bearing a Koran over their heart, it’ll go straight through that, too. So they won’t be able to say, “Ah, I was bearing a Koran over my heart and guess what, the missile stopped halfway through.” No way, ’cause it’ll go straight through that as well. They’ll be dead, in other words.
Sorry to be such a dick so close to the holidays. I usually read all the comments on my posts here, but I may not be too involved in these.