Sunday, November 21, 2004

Thomas Friedman, Postcards from Iraq

New York Times' Pultizer prize-winning columnist and author of From Beirut to Jerusalem (National Book Award-winner for nonfiction in 1989) and The Lexus and the Olive Tree, writes an interesting column in today's New York Times about his recent visit to Iraq and what he learned about what makes the U.S. unique and about some of the positive occurrences in Iraq:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/21/opinion/21friedman.html

Like Christopher Hitchens, Friedman is another of those rare birds--a liberal hawk. Though maybe more moderate than Hitchens, they share an interest in spreading democracy and more liberal ideas in the world and to the intransigent Middle East in particular.

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