Monday, May 16, 2005
Hitch on the 'Insurgency'
The great Hitchens takes the New York Times to task for the recent feature on the 'Mystery of the Insurgency'. As the Hitch rightly points out, there's no mystery at all; we are opposed in Iraq by jihadists, plain and simple. I must admit, I find myself frequently using the word insurgency, but I agree with Hitchens that the word is too morally neutral. We are not fighting insurgents, we are fighting terrorists, and we will win, and Iraq will be the better for it. (Best line in the piece: When the New York Times scratches its head, get ready for total baldness as you tear out your hair).