Thursday, May 06, 2004

Tom Friedman - Restoring America's Honor

Friedman is not one of my favorite writers. He was a war supporter- but for really wierd reasons. And he can't come to terms with how bad things are turning out.

His view of much of the world I don't agree with. He does travel a lot though, and talks to a lot of movers and shakers. He is worth reading even if you don't agree with him.

We are in danger of losing something much more important than just the war in Iraq. We are in danger of losing America as an instrument of moral authority and inspiration in the world. I have never known a time in my life when America and its president were more hated around the world than today. I was just in Japan, and even young Japanese dislike us. It's no wonder that so many Americans are obsessed with the finale of the sitcom "Friends" right now. They're the only friends we have, and even they're leaving.