Monday, November 06, 2006

Sobering thought of the day
Inside Iraq, the killing would intensify between communities, until it burns itself out. How long that would take is impossible to predict. In Lebanon it took 14 years.

Thomas Friedman, on the consequences of a pull-out from Iraq. One thing I've never been able to figure out is how intelligent, well-intentioned people who know the region better than anyone else ever supported this war. It's one thing for self-important dumasses with delusions of American power like Rummy and Wolfie to have supported the Iraq invasion. But how the hell did guys like Friedman and Fareed Zakaria ever go along with this? Why couldn't they see what the rest of the world saw? It's a total mystery to me.

By the way, even if you don't have NYTimes Select, you can click on the link. NYT, in its infinite genorisity, has decided to offer NYTimes Select content free this week.

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