Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The new Cold War ... from Team America (really, he calls it that)

From Glen Greenwald, we learn more of TF's latest war:

So congratulations to us. After years of desperately searching, we've finally found our New Soviet Union. Nay-saying opponents of the New War (those who Tom Friedman, in March of 2003, dismissed as "knee-jerk liberals and pacifists") may try to point out that it's a country whose defense spending is less than 1% of our own, has never invaded another country, and could not possibly threaten us, but those are just small details. Iran is our new implacable foe in Tom Friedman's glorious, transcendent struggle -- which, in 2003, on NPR, he called "the beginning of World War III . . . the third great totalitarian challenge in the last, you know, 60 years," and which he today defines this way (featuring an amazingly disingenuous use of parenthesis):

3 comments:

Wise Bass said...

Friedman's an odd one. Like you mentioned over at Larison's blog, it's almost like he just sucks up tidbits of information and ideas (no matter how bad they are) on certain subjects and publishes them with suspect anecdotes.

色彩 said...

Gods mill grinds slow but sure.
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完蛋 said...

一個人的際遇在第一次總是最深刻的,有時候甚至會讓人的心變成永遠的絕緣。.........................