Wednesday, June 02, 2004

The Shorter Michael Ledeen


This Italian reporter I admire says that two of the Iraqi insurgents (though I can't deferentiate -- every muslim is al qaeda) spoke perfect Italian. Therefore we know that terrorists are truly global and so we must expand the war.


This part is interesting, though (maybe this is what War and Piece was remarking upon):

"And I hope someone in the Pentagon has a contingency plan to secure the oil fields in the event that the CIA can't manage the Saudi situation, and the brave Abdullah and his children, brothers, sisters, cousins, and nephews race to the French Riviera."


Anyway, apropos the recent entry on Ledeen's infatuation with fascism, I'm reminded of what Christopher Hitchens said, tongue-in-cheek, about Nazi-enthusiast and certifiable crackpot David Irving : "he's not only a great fascist historian but a great historian of fascism."