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Saturday, January 31, 2004
 

Alterman has the word for Tom Friedman


Eric Alterman has a piece on liberal hawks and whether they've adjusted or recanted their support for the war.

I suspect axes may be grinding here; but he has a nice line on Thomas Friedman, aka Friedman of Arabia - who is still a warnik, talking about
...his inclination to give the US side the benefit of every conceivable doubt
[1] and referring to
his oft-proclaimed optimism--a more accurate term might be "ahistorical naïveté"

And isn't there a lot of that about...

  1. You don't think he was devilling for Hutton, for pin money?


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