Sunday, October 25, 2009
Iraq War not overBaghdad just had the worst car-bomb attack in the city since 2007. Bus-bombs, more specifically, directed at a government building. El Mundo's report has a casualty count so far of 132 dead and 520 injured: Irak sufre el atentado más cruento desde 2007, con al menos 132 muertos El Mundo 25.10.2009; Überlebende schildern Details des Blutbads in Bagdad Der Spiegel Online 25.10.2009.
Meanwhile, Tom "Suck.On.This" Friedman says we need to keep making them there Iraqis Suck.On.This: Eyes on the Prize New York Times 10/24/09: "Six years after the U.S. invasion, Iraq continues to unnerve and tantalize," the billionaire(-spouse) warmonger says. It's like an entertaining cop show to him, it seems.
Friedman is one of the most influential columnists in the country and is considered a Very Serious commentator on foreign affairs by the Beltway Village. Being conventionally wrong about something as important as the Iraq War is a badge of credibility in the Village. This video of Friedman being interviewed by Charlie Rose on on 05/30/03 during the early weeks of the war is a reminder of what is considered Serious Foreign Policy Commentary by our press today:
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