Monthly Archives: April 2015

Snatching Idiocy from the Jaws of Insight

Even being right for once, Friedman displays his exceptional powers for fatuousness.

In this case, he opposes John Bolton’s nomination as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, in favor of … wait for it … George H.W. Bush.

“I can’t think of anyone better than George H.W. Bush, with his diplomatic Rolodex and instincts, or worse than John Bolton. Mr. Bolton’s tenure overseeing U.S. antiproliferation efforts at the State Department is a mixed bag: success with Libya, utter failure with North Korea and Iran.”

And on a related note, we have it on good authority that there is just a one Friedman unit window before it is too late to bomb Iran.

Friedman, Thomas L. 2005. “The Best Man for the U.N.”The New York Times. April 27: A23.


“One of the Most Important British Prime Ministers Ever”

And what would merit that kind of high accolade? Agreeing with Thomas Friedman on Iraq, of course.

“Mr. Blair took a principled position to depose Saddam and keep Britain tightly aligned with America. He did so, among other reasons, because he believed that the advance of freedom and the defeat of fascism — whether Islamo-fascism or Nazi fascism — were quintessential and indispensable ‘liberal’ foreign policy goals.”

Friedman, Thomas L. 2005. “Sizzle, Yes, But Beef, Too.”The New York Times. April 22: A23.