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Hitchens on Blumenthal, Clinton Wars
The Christopher Hitchens Web ^ | 5/13/02 | Christopher Hitchens

Posted on 05/15/2003 1:48:39 PM PDT by JmyBryan

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1 posted on 05/15/2003 1:48:39 PM PDT by JmyBryan
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To: JmyBryan
bttt
2 posted on 05/15/2003 1:54:08 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Freedom is Ringing)
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To: JmyBryan
Bump for later...
3 posted on 05/15/2003 1:54:20 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Never have so many been so wrong about so much.)
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To: JmyBryan
God, I love Christopher Hitchens.
4 posted on 05/15/2003 1:54:56 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: Timesink
I was smiling the entire time I read this.

We waited for this; we struggled for eight years with this scum. We are OWED this.
5 posted on 05/15/2003 1:57:02 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Timesink
He does have a way with words, and no love for anything Clinton.

My fav from this article is:
"On page 607, alluding to the end of my first marriage (and carefully remembering to state that that’s none of his business), he very sweetly says that I “might leave a wife, but not a friend.” Nice try. Neat smear. But he shouldn’t be so sure...."
6 posted on 05/15/2003 1:57:24 PM PDT by pittsburgh gop guy (now serving eastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.......)
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To: JmyBryan
Bookmarking
7 posted on 05/15/2003 1:58:40 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: Utah Girl; Iowa Granny; mountaineer; BigWaveBetty; Teacup; Hillary's Lovely Legs; lodwick; ...
Squid Ping!!!

I can't wait to get my July issue.

8 posted on 05/15/2003 1:59:39 PM PDT by Carolina
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To: Timesink; Howlin
Not only well-written, but organized! Page numbers carefully cited, as well as the inference that you can simmply go the library or bookstore and check out the relevant pages. HA!
9 posted on 05/15/2003 1:59:41 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: MJY1288
btt
10 posted on 05/15/2003 2:00:05 PM PDT by Pietro
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To: JmyBryan
The Atlantic review should be a doozy. Blumenthal is pathetic.
11 posted on 05/15/2003 2:05:28 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: Miss Marple
Sid's not going to like reading this...
12 posted on 05/15/2003 2:07:50 PM PDT by hchutch (America came, America saw, America liberated; as for those who hate us, Oderint dum Metuant)
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To: JmyBryan
Hitchens is a bit of an odd character in my book, but he's really been right on target since 1998.
13 posted on 05/15/2003 2:09:36 PM PDT by Alberta's Child
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To: JmyBryan
read later
14 posted on 05/15/2003 2:10:15 PM PDT by LiteKeeper
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To: JmyBryan
But now I must stop, because I swore that this reply would stress only the personal rather than the political....

Ouch.
15 posted on 05/15/2003 2:10:27 PM PDT by Frumious Bandersnatch
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To: Victoria Delsoul
Christopher Hitchens bump.
16 posted on 05/15/2003 2:11:26 PM PDT by Alberta's Child
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To: JmyBryan
Bump for later.
17 posted on 05/15/2003 2:16:19 PM PDT by Springman
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To: JmyBryan
>"Others, such as the insinuation that I am a Jew-baiter and Holocaust-denier, got as far as the foul mouth of Henry Kissinger before I stopped them by the threat of legal action..."

Henry Kissinger
is a tool of the Clinton
bloc? That's revealing...

18 posted on 05/15/2003 2:18:01 PM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: gov_bean_ counter
bump to me.
19 posted on 05/15/2003 2:20:36 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: JmyBryan
Thanks. Is there a way to get this to Drudge?
20 posted on 05/15/2003 2:20:56 PM PDT by aristeides
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To: JmyBryan; Hipixs; keri; ABrit; Pokey78; The Red Zone; hole_n_one; reflecting; rmlew
hitchens ping; need to read later
21 posted on 05/15/2003 2:22:18 PM PDT by risk
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To: JmyBryan
Clinton Wars = Covering Up Infidelities and Explaining Lies and the Definition of "IS."

Bush Wars = Kicking Ass and Taking Names

22 posted on 05/15/2003 2:22:27 PM PDT by N. Theknow
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To: JmyBryan
I can't believe that Blumenthal anticipated the fury and precision his book will be subjected to.
23 posted on 05/15/2003 2:23:01 PM PDT by Taliesan
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To: aristeides
I'd imagine you could email him, but I'd also imagine that Drudge lurks (at least).
24 posted on 05/15/2003 2:25:51 PM PDT by JmyBryan
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To: JmyBryan
Chris castrates Sid the Snake Blumenthal with a razor, clearly documenting the lies upon lies embedded within the dreadful Blumenthal log of deceit.
25 posted on 05/15/2003 2:26:23 PM PDT by friendly
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To: theFIRMbss
Hitchen's beef with Kissinger long predates the Clintons. He wrote a long book about Kissinger, "The Trial of Henry Kissinger." I never read it but understand that it's mostly about his actions as Secretary of State under Nixon.
26 posted on 05/15/2003 2:32:56 PM PDT by CobaltBlue
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To: Timesink
Bump for later reading. Awaiting for Chris to bring over some additional "Black & White"...(scotch, that is.. :-))

Mustang sends from "Malpaso News"
27 posted on 05/15/2003 2:35:13 PM PDT by Mustang (Evil Thrives When Good People Do Nothing!)
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To: CobaltBlue
>Hitchen's beef with Kissinger long predates the Clintons. He wrote a long book about Kissinger, "The Trial of Henry Kissinger." I never read it ...

Thanks. I knew LaRouche
hated Kissenger. Hitchen's
hatred sounds as bad.

I'll have to see if
my local library has
a copy around:

"The book is best understood as a prosecutorial document--both because Hitchens limits his critique to what he believes might stand up in an international court of law following precedents set at Nuremberg and elsewhere, and also because his treatment of Kissinger is far from evenhanded. The charges themselves are astonishing, as they link Kissinger to war casualties in Vietnam, massacres in Bangladesh and Timor, and assassinations in Chile, Cyprus, and Washington, D.C. [!?] After reading this book, one wants very badly to hear a full response from the defendant. Hitchens, a writer for Vanity Fair and The Nation, is a man of the Left, though he has a history of skewering both Democrats..."

28 posted on 05/15/2003 2:41:31 PM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: Timesink
me, too. Him and David Horowitz.
29 posted on 05/15/2003 2:41:54 PM PDT by annyokie (provacative yet educational reading alert)
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To: JmyBryan
In an article written shortly afterwards for Vanity Fair (and uncited by Blumenthal) I gave all my reasons for not keeping quiet when I was eventually called. I possess letters and emails from three of Clinton’s truth-telling female victims, thanking me in different ways for opening either their eyes or the eyes of others.


More info please?
30 posted on 05/15/2003 2:49:48 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Support Our Troops!)
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To: Timesink
God, I love Christopher Hitchens

I do too. He is one writer whose work I always go out of my way to read even though he often stands on the opposite side.

31 posted on 05/15/2003 2:55:59 PM PDT by Dolphy
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To: theFIRMbss
I'm having a problem with that statement about Kissinger too. Hitchens may be right ... but it's way off the scale for me.
32 posted on 05/15/2003 2:58:55 PM PDT by The Final Harvest ( America - You Are The Greatest!!)
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To: Timesink
Forgot to mention. Hitch was one of the few, if any, of the journalists who crossed the street, hung around with us and took some questions during our DC 1999 White House Correspondents Dinner FReep against the Toon..(the Hotel's name, I don't recall...up a few blocks from Dupont Circle/Square?..anyway). We know his political stance. He says what he means, and means what he says. In my book, that's a big up-check. Beside, he's a real deal guy, funny and smart as hell. Those of us who were there can relate.

Mustang sends from "Malpaso News"...
33 posted on 05/15/2003 3:05:08 PM PDT by Mustang (Evil Thrives When Good People Do Nothing!)
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To: keri
ping
34 posted on 05/15/2003 3:05:57 PM PDT by Allan
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To: JmyBryan
The July issue of Atlantic Monthly should be a good read. Blumenthal is drawing a lot of fire and not a soul has suggested that his tome is anything but The World According to Sidney... That's a lot of crap to shovel there in 822 pages!
35 posted on 05/15/2003 3:39:12 PM PDT by thegreatbeast (Quid lucrum istic mihi est?)
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To: JmyBryan
"...a protracted mood-swing between the grand and the trivial."

Sounds like a good definition of liberalism.

36 posted on 05/15/2003 3:40:50 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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Check out Andrew Sullivan's review in the New York Observer (temporary link). Blumenthal is a power worshipper. Having started on the leftist fringe, he was bowled over by the possiblity of achieving political power that Clinton offered. He has a manichean view of political life: he believes the enemy is evil and every tactic is justified if it helps him win. The vein of feline sarcasm that's so noticeable in Sidney's work helped to armor him for combat. Sullivan dissects him well, but seems to backslide a little on the Clinton impeachment.
37 posted on 05/15/2003 3:55:20 PM PDT by x
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Allan...you've been around this site for "several many moons"... Were you there w/us in '99 when we chatted with Hitch? (please see my above for details).
38 posted on 05/15/2003 4:14:17 PM PDT by Mustang (Evil Thrives When Good People Do Nothing!)
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No I regret to say I wasn't.
However I have been reading Hitchens since 1975
(as I recall)
when he was a callow youth writing for the New Statesman.
He was a rock-solid Marxist in those days.
Seems to have grown up a little.
39 posted on 05/15/2003 4:20:48 PM PDT by Allan
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To: thegreatbeast
The strangest thing of all is that this book will generate more buzz than the fiction being released by Mr. & Mrs. Grifter.
40 posted on 05/15/2003 6:06:19 PM PDT by OldFriend (without the brave, there would be no land of the free)
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There is a further suggestion that I was maliciously and deliberately wrong in stating that Clinton bombed a non-military target in Sudan in order to save his own face (Page 608). I would urge all readers to follow all the citations mentioned on this page. Since Clinton committed that act in the week of Ms Lewinsky’s return to the grand jury, and since he bombed a country with which the US had diplomatic relations, and since he neither requested any inspections nor invited the endorsement of Congress or the United Nations before unleashing the missiles... This is my favorite paragraph.
41 posted on 05/16/2003 1:28:41 AM PDT by Outraged
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To: theFIRMbss
Kissinger's issues with Hitchens have nothing to do with Clinton, but are concerned with Hitchens' very public labelling of Kissinger as a war criminal.
42 posted on 05/16/2003 7:12:44 AM PDT by wideawake (Support our troops and their Commander-in-Chief)
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To: x
And posted on FR:

St. Bill! In Sid’s Gospel (little Sid finds God in Bill)
The New York Observer.
Andrew Sullivan

43 posted on 05/16/2003 9:02:29 AM PDT by flamefront (To the victor go the oils. No oil or oil-money for islamofascist bioweapon production.)
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44 posted on 05/19/2003 6:23:36 AM PDT by OutSpot
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45 posted on 05/19/2003 6:23:38 AM PDT by OutSpot
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To: JmyBryan
Damn, that's brutal...
46 posted on 05/19/2003 12:36:17 PM PDT by RichInOC (BANZAI Samurai Hitch!)
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To: wideawake
He did more than label, he offers a strong indictment!
47 posted on 05/20/2003 9:54:53 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote Life Support for others.)
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To: Mustang
Here's a pic for 'ya, John:


48 posted on 05/27/2003 5:55:12 AM PDT by MrConfettiMan (#include <stdio.h> int main(int argc,char * argv[]) { printf("Hello, Free Republic!\n"); return 0; })
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To: MrConfettiMan
Joe, fantastic photo! Brings back great times of our early DC FReeps. Seeing Peter K. in the upper right gives credence to my tag I gave him: "The Jerry Garcia of FRee Republic"...(I was to Peter's left and behind the shooter of this pic)...was it your shot?

btw Joe, we all thank our Higher Power for hearing the prayers and hope we offered toward your recovery. And, don't forget, if you and yours plan heading south to Florida, please give me a call or FReep-mail.

Mustang sends from "Malpaso News"...
49 posted on 05/28/2003 5:14:36 AM PDT by Mustang (Evil Thrives When Good People Do Nothing!)
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...was it your shot?

No, it wasn't and I rightfully should've credited the photo to the freeper that actually snapped it. The photo was shot by the dearly departed and sorely missed CommiesOut.

Thanks again for all the continued prayers, John. BTW, my next MRI is scheduled for June 10. It's hard to believe my 2-year anniversary is only two months away.

50 posted on 05/28/2003 6:27:16 AM PDT by MrConfettiMan (Brain tumor survivor since August 19, 2001. Striving, thriving and surviving each and every day.)
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