Thomas Friedman Explains the Issues of The Day

A lucid satire of NYTimes columnist Tom Friedman [snippet*]

This is where I fault the Bush administration. It seems the administration never understood the divergent interests of Iraq's political players, and compounded that error by pursuing an ideological fantasy at odds with real-world geopolitics. It's even possible to argue—and I stress "possible"—that the invasion itself was a monumental and unsalvageable foreign-policy catastrophe.

But whoa, let's not get ahead of ourselves. There's still time to pull this one out. It just depends on those in power doing absolutely the right thing based on the information they have, taking into account our interests, and the interests of others in the region. I can't put it any more clearly than that.

From McSweeney's Sean Carman.

*The writer assumes that "snippet" denotes a "teaser", e.g. "a blockquote" i.e. doesn't really represent the work as a whole.