The Ayatollah’s Grandson

Christopher Hitchens passes on some interesting news from a talk with Ayatollah Khomeini’s grandson, who apparently called for a U.S. invasion of Iran.

I was thinking, wow, this is what happens if you live long enough. You’ll hear the ayatollah’s grandson saying, not even “Send in the Marines” but “Bring in the 82nd Airborne.” I think it was the matter-of-factness of the reply that impressed me the most: He spoke as if talking of the obvious and the uncontroversial.

I wonder what Kim Jong Il’s grandson will say.

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