Why We’re Doing This

The U.S. invasion of Iraq led to deaths of at least 125,000 civilians (as documented by Western media sources). Less conservative estimates place the toll closer to 400,000 dead (http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1001533). Millions more became refugees.

In this clip from an interview with Charlie Rose, Friedman reflects thoughtfully about the human costs of the war he so enthusiastically supported.

Just kidding: What he actually says is that Iraqis needed to be told to “suck on this.”

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