Daily Archives: 10 September 2007

A journo who knows about Osama than CIA

He travelled to 12 countries, interviewed more than 600 people, and compiled about 82 legal pads—about 4,600 pages —of handwritten notes. He has met Osama bin Laden’s first wife, Najua. He has interviewed Osama’s second-in-command Ayman al Zawahiri. No wonder “The Looming Tower, Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11” (Vintage paperback) won this year’s…

God’s detractor-in-chief gets a makeover

America’s premier magazines have probably decided that the battle with the Great Editor upstairs is getting a little too ugly. And they are giving two very unlikely ones at the forefront of the battle in different ways, a “complete makeover”. Christopher Hitchens, no doubt spaced out after taking on God, gets an “executive destress treatment”…