" the decision to go to war stemmed, for me, from a different choice: Could we collaborate with the people of Iraq to change the political trajectory of this pivotal state in the heart of the Arab world and help tilt it and the region onto a democratizing track?"
Friedman, as you will remember, then:
"What they needed to see was American boys and girls going house to house, from Basra to Baghdad, um and basically saying, “Which part of this sentence don’t you understand?” Well, Suck. On. This...We could have hit Saudi Arabia. It was part of that bubble. Could have hit Pakistan. We hit Iraq because we could. That’s the real truth…"
See, it's not just the Republicans. People like Tom Friedman, hailed far and wide as a responsible, even liberal (my God) journalist, felt free then to indulge in their infantile, homicidal fantasies, and now entitle themselves to lie their asses off to cover up the fact. Oh yes, we were there to bring democracy to the people of the Middle East. Certainly we were.
We were apparently there so immature psychopaths like Tom Friedman could have their jolly old time with the lives of other sorts of people, and now it is apparently our responsibility to forget all that, so they can get back to doing it again as soon as possible.