Video: The Hitchens boys joust over whether Britain should stay in Afghanistan

More from “Question Time.” Peter’s the conservative and Christopher the liberal, as you know, but if you didn’t you’d be forgiven for being confused after watching this. Note the latter’s point about Iraq and Afghanistan being good practice for western militaries in waging war against jihadist forces. He makes it apologetically, anticipating the flak he’ll take for reducing such terrible conflicts to de facto training exercises, but that’s a dodge anyway. The real objection the left has to it is that it promises more war to come — a long war. Peter bristles at that idea. Would that it were up to us.