A very clarifying post. I think this explains why debates about Iraq never seem to resolve.
However, winners and losers will eventually emerge. That's called history, right? Unfortunately for Hitch, he seems engaged in a long defeat. Hitch says he doesn't give a fig about world or public opinion, but he only says this because he is counting on posterity to justify his stance. I don't suppose you've seen any statues of Howard K. Smith erected for his unwavering support of the Vietnam war. Hitch probably should not start posing for any, either.