Some pretty emotional stuff from Christopher Hitchens, describing how his words influenced a young man to serve, and die, in Iraq.
Hitchens was an early Iraq war proponent and remains a staunch apologist for the war, but he comes at it from a very practical point of view - if we don't control these religious fanatics now, we could truly be facing Armageddon (and don't make the mistake of assuming the total absence of Al Qaeda ties with Saddam that he was some kind of agnostic ruler).
It's an admirable point of view, but unfortunately entrusted to complete boobs and arrogant incompetents. And I still think preemptive strikes is the wrong method. But I don't know nearly as much as many, especially Hitchens.