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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:01 AM

Tom Friedman was so good on Meet the Press today.

He really got it right regarding the surge and everything else he said. Seems to me he was the only one who got the facts straight. If you can find a clip...be sure to listen to his comments.

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Reply Tom Friedman was so good on Meet the Press today. (Original post)
Auntie Bush Nov 2012 OP
Fumesucker Nov 2012 #1
BlueMan Votes Nov 2012 #2
TomClash Nov 2012 #3
arthritisR_US Nov 2012 #4
Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #7
TomClash Nov 2012 #9
GeorgeGist Nov 2012 #5
Auntie Bush Nov 2012 #6
Fumesucker Nov 2012 #8

Response to Auntie Bush (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:03 AM

1. About time

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Response to Auntie Bush (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:05 AM

2. it plays again at 1pm central time on msnbc.

 

and again later on cnbc.

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Response to Auntie Bush (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:55 AM

3. He is yet another of the MSM elite

. . . who got it wrong repeatedly and still has been able to maintain his exalted status.

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Response to TomClash (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:57 AM

4. I so agree! n/t

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Response to TomClash (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:18 PM

7. Marrying into a billionaire family helps. n/t

 

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:57 PM

9. Yes

Forgot about that.

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Response to Auntie Bush (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:28 PM

5. God I love context free posts!

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:00 PM

6. Here's some interesting /important content.

He said Petraeus' surge in Iraq was actually a failure as it was only worked in Iraq because the Sunnis joined the Americans...not because we added more troops. Then he pushed the same failed technique on Obama to do the same thing in Afghanistan...but there were no extra Afghan forces to help... so the surge failed. Therefore, Petraeus' strategy was a failure and so was he. First time I ever heard this idea and it makes perfect sense. It will repeat in an hour so try to listen if you want a more accurate report.

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Response to Auntie Bush (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:21 PM

8. How many Friedman Units did it take for him to become so wise?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedman_Unit

The Friedman Unit, or simply Friedman, is a tongue-in-cheek neologism coined by blogger Atrios (Duncan Black) on May 21, 2006. One Friedman Unit is equal to six months, specifically the "next six months", a period repeatedly declared by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman to be the most critical of the then-ongoing Iraq War even though such pronouncements extended back over two and a half years.

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