Hitch unhitched

Andrew Sullivan uses Hitchens’s defection to the Obama camp as an excuse to repeat his own mea culpa over his early support for Bush and the invasion of Iraq.

I don’t regret my support for the president after 9/11.

In such a crisis, a president of any party deserves the benefit of the doubt. I do regret deeply and indelibly my subsequent backing of the Iraq war. It was a terrible mistake. Again, it was an honest judgment based on the evidence then provided me. But it was an intellectually lazy position and far too passionately held. I have tried to atone since: on the war, on spending (which I was whining about in 2001), on torture, on the constitution, on Christianism.

I think Andrew Sullivan has a new slogan:

Intellectually lazy positions. Passionately held.

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