I wonder if the the military allowed Hitchens to bring a bottle of scotch with him on the plane? Even more to the point, how does he distinguish the smell of Guantanamo from the fumes he’ll be exhaling?
No sooner had Christopher Hitchens completed his (very amusing) toast to Bob Conquest yesterday evening than a cab arrived to hurry him to San Francisco International. Hitch was to take the redeye to Dulles, present himself at the Pentagon, get into a military car for the drive to Andrews Air Force Base, then clamber board a military transport to fly to Guantanamo Bay.
Why visit Gitmo? “To look the place over for oneself. Come to that, to smell the place for oneself.”
If ever the inmates had an excuse for
suicide asymmetric warfare, this is it.