Yes, it's common knowledge that

Yes, it’s common knowledge that Christopher Hitchens has written his last Taking Sides after 20 years working for that old left charmer, The Nation.
But what’s interesting about this piece is how Hitchens frames his thoughts, explicating his views of Saddam Hussein (who he loathes) and of George Bush (who he distrusts) by arguing for war against Iraq and not the Iraqis.
On the subway today, I was sitting in a car probably 2/3 full with traditionally dressed Muslims all coming from some kind of large meeting in Manhattan. Forestalling any fetid kind of Orientialism, I felt incredible kinship with those folks in Baghdad, who will be riding the bus to work and watching buildings fall around them when the war begins soon.

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