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The Triumphant Return Of The Friedman Unit
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The Triumphant Return Of The Friedman Unit

From pea coats to Humvees to camo-condoms to those crossed sabers hanging over your uncle's fireplace, it is an iron rule of human conflict that the uniforms and weapons of the warriors of the last war end up as the souvenirs and fashion choices of their children.
Chuck Todd Asks Why It Feels Like The World's 'On Fire Compared To 15 Years Ago'

Chuck Todd Asks Why It Feels Like The World's 'On Fire Compared To 15 Years Ago'

NBC, Meet the Press, Jan. 25, 2015. While talking to White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough about the unrest in Yemen, host Chuck Todd asks him why it feels "like the world was on fire compared to 15 years ago?" Then he reads aloud from a Thomas Friedman column trolling the administration about why they aren't using the term “radical Islam” often enough to placate right wingers.