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The Value of Tom Friedman?        Information Clearing House: ICH

The Value of Tom Friedman?        Information Clearing House: ICH

The Value of Tom Friedman

His status among American elites is the single most potent fact for understanding the nation's imperial decline

By Glenn Greenwald

July 28, 2012 "Salon" - -  Tom Friedman argues that the only thing that could save Syria is if that country is lucky enough to have the U.S. do to it what the U.S. did to Iraq, and in the process, says this:

And, for me, the lesson of Iraq is quite simple: You can’t go from Saddam to Switzerland without getting stuck in Hobbes — a war of all against all — unless you have a well-armed external midwife, whom everyone on the ground both fears and trusts to manage the transition. In Iraq, that was America. 

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