"In order to illustrate how he knows so much more about Lebanon than anyone else in the room, when pressed, the only “true revolutionary” he could come up with was Walid Joumblatt. To this, the audience mostly just laughed out loud. I would have felt sorry for Hitchens if he hadn’t been such a pompous ass."
Walid Jumblat (وليد جنبلاط) is a damn sleazeball opportunist, among other things. An equivalent would be asking a [Insert random nationality here] who he admired on the American left and having him reply, "Rod Blagojevich."
Meanwhile, I will never cease to be amazed that there are still people out there who admire this man.