Hitchens admits he was excited by 9/11 (Atrios says "it gave him a big stiffy," but we're too polite for that kind of talk):
Watching the towers fall in New York, with civilians incinerated on the planes and in the buildings, I felt something that I couldn’t analyze at first and didn’t fully grasp (partly because I was far from my family in Washington, who had a very grueling day) until the day itself was nearly over. I am only slightly embarrassed to tell you that this was a feeling of exhilaration.
Well, at least he's embarrassed.
Frontpage Interview: Christopher Hitchens [Frontpagemag.com]
9/11 Got Me Hard [Eschaton]