Thomas L. Friedman returned to the pages of the Times after a three-month break 20 Friedman units ago today. What did he learn while he was away writing The World is Flat?
Apparently that the Iraq war was still a good idea that simply had been prosecuted with insufficient brutality: “If only the Bush team had gone after the remnants of Saddam’s army in the Sunni Triangle with the brutal efficiency it has gone after Senator Kerry in the Iowa-Ohio-Michigan triangle. If only the Bush team had spoken to Iraqis and Arabs with as clear a message as it did to the Republican base.” But of course.
Friedman, Thomas L . 2004. “Iraq: Politics Or Policy?” New York Times. Oct. 3: WK11.