Sometimes, reading Tom Friedman is like being in the back seat of a car with a hot cheerleader who tells you no after her panties have been off a good five minutes.
Here’s the foreplay:
First, let me state my own bias: Iraq is the whole ballgame. If we can produce a reasonably decent, constitutionally grounded Iraqi government, good things will happen all around the Middle East. If Iraq turns into a quagmire, it will be a disaster for U.S. interests all around the world. So, for me, everything should be focused on getting Iraq on the right path.
Which is why we may need to let some of the Axis of Evil out on parole