Hitch vs. the Vatican, part XXIV
Go and read Christopher Hitchens’ acidic dismissal of the Vatican’s pro-Saddam activism. It’s concise and priceless:
One wonders what it would take for the Vatican to condemn Saddam’s regime. Baathism consecrates an entire country to the worship of a single human being. Its dictator has mosques named after himself. I’m not the expert on piety, but isn’t there something blasphemous about this from an Islamic as well as a Christian viewpoint? I suppose if Saddam came out for partial-birth abortions or the ordination of women or the acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle he might be hit with a condemnation of some sort.
Still, I’m waiting for Hitch to take on the inherent neo-Marxism of these kinds of anti-war arguments. To the Marxists, every problem in the world, national and international, is the fault of the U.S. because it has the power. Understanding this argument, in all its silliness, can save you the time of listening to most of the protestors.