People seem to be falling over themselves to link to Christopher Hitchens’ latest rant on Henry Kissinger. It’s a good rant, and I’m generally of the opinion that we should evaluate such work in terms of its per piece value, rather than in terms of our overall evaluation of the author. Nevertheless, I must concede that I have trouble taking Hitch seriously on the vile-creature-war-criminal-so-horrible-etc.-etc. slant in the wake of his consistent support for a war that almost certainly exceeded the worst of Henry Kissinger’s career in terms of destructiveness, criminality, and amorality, and of his apologia for men who have demonstrated no greater concern for human life than Kissinger ever exhibited. STFU, Hitch. You lost all your indignant moralistic rant privileges.