Saturday, February 26, 2005
Thomas Friedman writes that there are currently three tipping points happening in the Middle East, the first of which is:

Thanks to eight million Iraqis defying "you vote, you die" terrorist threats, Iraq has been reframed from a story about Iraqi "insurgents" trying to liberate their country from American occupiers and their Iraqi "stooges" to a story of the overwhelming Iraqi majority trying to build a democracy, with U.S. help, against the wishes of Iraqi Baathist-fascists and jihadists.
Read the whole thing to see what the other two are (although you can probably guess). I am most interested in the Iraq point, since it has been somewhat of a theme here with me discussing it in prior posts here, here, and here. Compare Friedman's op-ed with the Herbert op-ed I critiqued in the third linked post (Herbert's op-ed is here). It makes you wonder if Herbert just recycled something he was thinking of writing about 3 months ago - talk about out of touch with current events.
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