We would be remiss today, if we didn't let the bubbly flow ...
Raise one up to one of our favorite, flat-headed pundits.
Yes, the title honoree of the "Friedman Unit", Thomas Friedman, celebrates today his bold foreign policy observation, as to our illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq.
Or, as Atrios puts it;
Five years, or 10 F.U.s, ago today, America's leading foreign affairs public intellectual explained the Iraq war to us.From Think Progress;
FRIEDMAN: You don’t think, you know, we care about our open society. You think this bubble fantasy, we’re just going to let it grow? Well, suck on this, ok. That Charlie, is what this war was about. 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.Jane Hamsher, over on Firedoglake, writes of future "Suck On This Days";
Folks of Middle Eastern descent will still be pissed that Americans thought it was acceptable to invade their country on false pretenses, slaughter their people and continue to revere a pundit who thought "Suck on this" was an appropriate expression of America's foreign policy.
Thomas Friedman Sums Up the Iraq War: "Suck. On. This."
What made Sammy run was shoes ...
What makes The Friedman Unit man tick? ... Who knows, although The Garlic did have one possible inkling;
Happy Suck On This Day!
Bonus Friedman Suck On This Day Links
Charlie Rose: May 30, 2003
Barry Crimmins: Time's up for Thomas L. Freepass
David Rees: Thomas Friedman "Suck-on-this" Anniversary Celebratory Book Excerpt!