A new acquaintance sent me a video talk by Christopher Hitchens to prove he was not an Islamophobe. After his support for the Iraq War, I don’t give a rat’s ass what he was. Even in his hay day, I always thought he was a man who could string words together well but lacked depth, insight, & mostly commitment. There was no ‘there there’ to his writings. There was form but no content. Until he became a hack writing war propaganda. I’d like to say ‘may he RIP’ but I can’t get those 500,000 Iraqi kids out of my mind. Or for that matter, the so-called ‘liberation’ of Mosul.