Bring it on

Speaking at a talk organised by Atlantic Books, Hitchens said he’s “delighted” that Galloway will review his book for The Observer.

“I’d rather that he tested himself against me personally, though,” he said. “Labour Friends of Iraq have asked us to do a debate. I’ve accepted, but they’ve not heard from George. He can nominate a time, place and motion – I’d just love to take the discussion further.”

Gene adds: Anthony at Black Triangle has an account of a debate at the Hay Festival (Hitchens and John Micklethwait versus Roy Hattersley and Mark Leonard) on the proposition: “History will be kinder to Bush and Blair than to Chirac and Schroeder.”

You can listen to the debate here.