Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Thursday, December 23, 2004

I don't often agree with Tom Friedman anymore, but this time he got it right

Although he can't resist a gratuitous dig at the Bush administration, for the most part, this time Tom Friedman got it right. His most telling point appears about half-way down his opinion article:

However this war started, however badly it has been managed, however much you wish we were not there, do not kid yourself that this is not what it is about: people who want to hold a free and fair election to determine their own future, opposed by a virulent nihilistic minority that wants to prevent that. That is all that the insurgents stand for. Indeed, they haven't even bothered to tell us otherwise. They have counted on the fact that the Bush administration is so hated around the world that any opponents will be seen as having justice on their side. Well, they do not. They are murdering Iraqis every day for the sole purpose of preventing them from exercising that thing so many on the political left and so many Europeans have demanded for the Palestinians: 'the right of self-determination.'