It is against the ideology so vividly and strongly expressed in the talk show and not against him as a person. Thanks for reminding his sacrifices against Soviet Occupation of a neighbor country. Many fought against Soviets including OBL, and many more creating havoc in the Pakistan today. I am not putting Mr. Hamid in the same basket, but this is simply to invalidate your defense. I have read the his articles and listened to many of his talks. Some are good and some are just ok.
If you intend to defend please defend the subject matter. He will do a lot of good if he stays within the subject matter of his expertise, if there is, with in politics and defense. Enough of the opium of the return of Mehdi and very human Isa, the messenger of Allah. May be you believe in their return as well. Happy waiting.