Boy, you gotta carry that weight
Christopher Hitchens coined the term Islamofacism. One day in 2001, he decided that the Right Wing would be the vantage from where he would take on Islamic Fundamentalism (as opposed to other Right Wing fundamentalisms that we could mention) with his rapier wit, brilliant command of historical and current facts and a panache that can only be described as downright sexy.
But Juan Cole explains in Salon, why Hitchens backed the wrong horse and why his resolve to defend the actions of GWBush and the legacy of a disastrously illegal war has run out of steam, intellectually and morally.
And if you're stuck for reasons to doubt Hitchens' intentions, there's this blog 'dedicated to exposing the lies of the New Right's favourite ex-Marxist'.