C&Ler Jonathan D emailed and told me that the Thomas Friedman "Suck on This" Iraq clip has been removed from Youtube. UPDATE: billw sent me the video!
I guest hosted Richard Greene's show on Air America a little while ago and talked about Friedman:
Friedman: What they needed to see was American boys and girls going house to house, from Basra to Baghdad, um and basically saying, "Which part of this sentence don't you understand?" You don't think, you know we care about our open society, you think this bubble fantasy, we're just gonna to let it grow? Well, Suck. On. This. That Charlie is what this war is about. We could of hit Saudi Arabia, it was part of that bubble. Could of hit Pakistan. We hit Iraq because we could.
UPDATE: I saw this on Atrios when he first posted it way back when and he has a Sam Seder version up now...
Duncan has more: "Now he tells us"
What does that mean? This: 9/11 has made us stupid. I honor, and weep for, all those murdered on that day. But our reaction to 9/11 — mine included — has knocked America completely out of balance, and it is time to get things right again.