Only two things interest me in Christopher Hitchens' piece in Slate. The first is that as usual reading Hitchens is the equivalen of listening to the pompous rants of an empty vessel. The second is that unless I'm mistaken, he literally makes no sense. We are talking Alice in Wonderland here.
To say that "exit strategies" from Iraq have become the flavor of the month would be to exaggerate the situation to the point of absurdity. Exit strategies are not even the fall fashion. They are the regnant topic of conversation all across the political establishment and have been for some time.
Isn't he really saying that to characterize "exit strategies" as common would be an absurd exaggeration, since in fact they are both ubiquitous and dominant in the current conversation. Shouldn't he replace the word "exaggerate" to a one more like "minimize?" Instead of "are not even the fall fashion" he means they are "not merelythe fall fashion?"
Am I wrong, or has Hitchens finally become truly incoherent?