Monday, November 24, 2008

A MASH note from Hitchens to Sen. Clinton

Christopher Hitchens writes in Slate an article attacking the notion of Sen. Clinton becoming Secretary of State. He simultaneously reminds most of the world why they despise him, but might want to get drunk with the famous imbiber. Hitchens is a good writer-an entertaining and passionate scribe-but he is, above all, intellectually dishonest. He allows his personal biases, of which there are many, to color his thinking to the point of producing utter nonsense. His disdain-it may not be too much to call it hatred-for the Clintons leads him to write: “In matters of foreign policy, it has been proved time and again, the Clintons are devoted to no interest other than their own” – a statement so false its very utterance is an obscenity to truth, in an article rife with accusation by innuendo, most of which has patently nothing to do with whether or not Sen. Clinton would make a good Secretary of State.

It is too bad. Well, Hitch, I’d still like to have a drink with you, maybe at the next Vanity Fair party you throw in Adams Morgan, but lay off the rye before you hack out another piece on Sen. Clinton – she’d make a fine Secretary of State and her commitment to both human rights and the interests of the United States is beyond question.

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