Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Christopher Hitchens Newsnight.30th May 2006

The Dude has just drawn attention to a previously unknown reason (to me anyway) for the Iraq fiasco. Apparently if The US and it's coalition partners hadn't invaded Iraq then Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia would have invaded.

2 Comments:

Blogger Backword Dave said...

"The Dupe" please Vinnie.

Did he say that? Er, OK, given what I know of CH, his reaction should be "good (serves 'em right for the Kurds), good (anti-Semites; oi towel-heads, have one for Rushdie!), and good (anti-Semite misogynist bastards, the lot of you!)."

Did I miss something? DId I miss Turkey accomodating his friends the Kurds? Is Iran on our side? (And didn't Saddam try invading before, with our chemical weapons -- and fail?) And Saudi Arabia, what's to like? There's not a nastier regime outside the pages of the Old Testament: women, non-believers, the poor, they hate them. Hey, Rummy, we have a target.

5/30/2006 11:08:00 PM  
Blogger Sonic said...

been an argument of his for a while.

When it became obvious that the meme of Iraq as a deadly dangerous totaliarian regime bent on world conquest fell apart, Christopher was the first to argue the alternative that it was in fact a weak state that was bound to fall apart at some time leding to all out war in the ME as Turkey and Iran invaded it.

5/30/2006 11:34:00 PM  

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