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Thursday, May 29, 2003
Christopher Hitchens has figured out that Paul Bremer has ties to Kissinger Associates and so figures it is now safe to critique an important part of the U.S. occupation in this week's Slate column, "Provisional Government: The disturbing extension of U.S. rule in Iraq." Actually I don't know that such is the actual chain of logic but the fact that it very well could be is funny. The column is worth reading, although I think it would be nice to see Hitchens explore the possibility that controlling Iraq was long the intention of the Bush Administration.
Max Standard hasn't been writing essays lately because he's been too busy lobbying for The Liberation of Canada. Still he wanted me to tell you that he thinks Neal Pollack is a smart guy, particularly for today's entry:
What in the world do the Red Cross and Amnesty International know about moral authority? Just look at their respective track records! OK, so their respective track records are impeccable. But they're still wrong. We were attacked on September 11, 2001. We should, therefore, be allowed to do whatever we want, in secret, for the rest of recorded history."What is most impressive about Pollack is that after this piece of brilliant wisdom, he quickly moves on to a hilarious parody of Sidney Blumenthal," Standard told me. "Pollack truly is an important voice."