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A Death in the Family
Nov. 2007 | Christopher Hitchens

Posted on 10/05/2007 3:16:50 PM PDT by nuconvert

A Death in the Family

The Death of a soldier, Second Lieutenant Mark Daily, who enlisted after reading pro-war articles written by Christopher Hitchens, and the impact it had on Hitchens.

- article can't be posted on FR, but it's worth the read -

http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2007/11/hitchens200711?currentPage=1


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: christopherhitchens; fallen; hero; iraq; markdaily

1 posted on 10/05/2007 3:16:53 PM PDT by nuconvert
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http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2007/11/hitchens200711?currentPage=1


2 posted on 10/05/2007 3:17:25 PM PDT by nuconvert ("Terrorism is not the enemy. It is a means to the ends of militant Islamism." MZJ)
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To: nuconvert

thanks for posting


3 posted on 10/05/2007 3:22:13 PM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: nuconvert

The generation coming up has many who think and feel the way this young man did. I hope there will be enough for the coming battles our country will have to endure. Prayers up for this man’s family. He answered the higher call and now looks down to watch over us all.


4 posted on 10/05/2007 3:24:58 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (I want a hero....I'm holding out for a hero (politically))
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To: RDTF
Was it possible that I had helped persuade someone I had never met to place himself in the path of an I.E.D.?

Christopher, people miss the point. These evil ***ers are killing people, not anybody else. Not Bush, not Cheney, not the recruiters, not Hillary...nobody but the evil terrorists that call their religion godly.

When our nation cannot unify against this evil we see who sides with the evil. We should act appropriately.

5 posted on 10/05/2007 3:28:04 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Life was better when cigarette companies could advertise and lawyers could not)
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To: nuconvert

“I consider it no sacrifice to die for my country. In my mind, we came here to thank God that men like these have lived rather than to regret that they have died.”

General George S. Patton


6 posted on 10/05/2007 3:30:36 PM PDT by Patriot Hooligan ("God have mercy on my enemies because I won't." General George S. Patton)
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To: RDTF; nuconvert

Being read on the Hugh Hewitt show as I write this. Look for it to be posted on “Radiobloger.com” or the HughHewitt.com blog. Not sure he can do this but he might since Hugh is firends with Chris Hitchens.


7 posted on 10/05/2007 3:32:09 PM PDT by HardStarboard (Take No Prisoners - We're Out of Qurans)
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To: nuconvert

Fantastic read, thanks.


8 posted on 10/05/2007 3:40:48 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: nuconvert

Thank you for posting that moving tribute. Hitchins has a gift, logic and a soul. It is a shame he denies the one.

Prayers for all the Mark Dailys whose courage keeps us free.


9 posted on 10/05/2007 3:46:00 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair -Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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marking


10 posted on 10/05/2007 3:47:01 PM PDT by eureka! (Is power so important to the Democrats that they are willing to betray our country? Sadly, yes.)
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To: nuconvert

How incredibly sad and moving at the same time. Another American patriot, among America’s finest, now walks with God.


11 posted on 10/05/2007 3:53:29 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: nuconvert

Excellent! Thanks for posting it.


12 posted on 10/05/2007 3:55:42 PM PDT by Vermonter
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To: nuconvert

A Must Read.

James Mitchener wrote about young volunteers like Second Lieutenant Mark Daily: “Where do we get such men?”


13 posted on 10/05/2007 5:34:48 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (The ideal tyranny is that which is ignorantly self-administered by its victims.)
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To: nuconvert

Christopher Hitchens: He possesses, if I can be excused, a God-given talent for writing.


14 posted on 10/05/2007 5:37:01 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (The ideal tyranny is that which is ignorantly self-administered by its victims.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Amazing stuff.


15 posted on 10/05/2007 6:02:17 PM PDT by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: Valin

Pong


16 posted on 10/05/2007 6:11:14 PM PDT by nuconvert ("Terrorism is not the enemy. It is a means to the ends of militant Islamism." MZJ)
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To: All; originalbuckeye; ExTexasRedhead; Kathy in Alaska; smoothsailing; Calpernia; Lexington Green; ..

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MEL’s -PASSION- sparked by -WE WERE SOLDIERS-

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17 posted on 10/05/2007 7:21:03 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

TAPS

RIP 2Lt Mark Daily


Amazing Grace

18 posted on 10/05/2007 7:48:57 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: nuconvert
Christopher Hitchens has said, of Mother Teresa, "I wish there was a hell for the bitch to go to." The fawning over Hitchens by "conservatives" is nauseating.
19 posted on 10/05/2007 8:20:12 PM PDT by Thorin ("I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.")
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To: nuconvert

Perhaps the best piece Hitchens has ever written.

Wow. What an incredible man that soldier was. His future could not have been anything but spectacular.


20 posted on 10/05/2007 8:32:18 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Thorin

I think his hatred for Mother Theresa is pathological.

How did you like this article?


21 posted on 10/05/2007 9:25:28 PM PDT by nuconvert ("Terrorism is not the enemy. It is a means to the ends of militant Islamism." MZJ)
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To: nuconvert
>>>>I think his hatred for Mother Theresa is pathological.

It is.

>>>>>>How did you like this article?

I didn't.

22 posted on 10/05/2007 9:31:59 PM PDT by Thorin ("I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.")
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To: RDTF; nuconvert; Thorin
I find it interesting how several otherwise intelligent conservatives on this board are smearing Hitchens for one of his unpopular ideas while praising him for this one.

Why bring up his attacks on what is soon to be a new figure of Catholic idolatry? Was the article about her and not about the death of an amazing young man in the service of his country?

GET IT TOGETHER PEOPLE!!!
23 posted on 10/07/2007 11:12:18 PM PDT by Live free or die
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To: Live free or die
>>>>>>>Why bring up his attacks on what is soon to be a new figure of Catholic idolatry? Was the article about her and not about the death of an amazing young man in the service of his country?

The article was primarily about Christopher Hitchens, as most Hitchens essays are. It appears, though, that you have the same opinion of the Catholic Church as Hitchens does. Are you also an admirer of Lenin and Trotsky, as is Hitchens?

24 posted on 10/08/2007 7:41:07 AM PDT by Thorin ("I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.")
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To: nuconvert; Brucifer

An amazing tribute to a fallen American Patriot.
Thanks for posting.


25 posted on 10/08/2007 8:07:39 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Thorin

Hilarious question...hardly worth the keystrokes to...


26 posted on 10/09/2007 8:44:19 AM PDT by Live free or die
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