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  •  Here's what got me about Friedman (13+ / 0-)

    He lived in the Middle East for quite.  Although not for as many years as Friedman, I too lived in the Middle East.  

    When the criminal enterprise known as the Bush administration started making noises about Iraq, 9/11, and Al-Qaeda, Friedman should have written they were lying.  

    Anyone who lived in the Middle East and was semi-vertical during that time knew there was only one top dog in Iraq and his name was Saddam Hussein.  There was no way Saddam Hussein was going to let let Al-Qaeda set up shop in his Iraq. That was point #1 and ultimately the only point necessary to know.  

    That's my little contribution to "How supposedly intelligent people like Friedman start believing their own bullshit".  

    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich: I'm loving it.

    by NyteByrd1954 on Sun Jan 01, 2012 at 12:00:41 PM PST

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