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BRILLLLIANT ARTICLE BY DR THOMAS FRIEDMAN OF NYTIMES

He is twice pullitzer winner

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/28/opinion/28FRIE.html
OP-ED COLUMNIST
Awaking to a Dream
By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
Published: March 28, 2004

Columnist Page: Thomas L. Friedman

I have a confession to make: I am the foreign affairs columnist for The
New York Times and I didn't listen to one second of the 9/11 hearings
and I didn't read one story in the paper about them. Not one second. Not
one story.

Lord knows, it's not out of indifference to 9/11. It's because I made up
my mind about that event a long time ago: It was not a failure of
intelligence, it was a failure of imagination. We could have had perfect
intelligence on all the key pieces of 9/11, but the fact is we lacked ?
for the very best of reasons ? people with evil enough imaginations to
put those pieces together and realize that 19 young men were going to
hijack four airplanes for suicide attacks against our national symbols
and kill as many innocent civilians as they could, for no stated reason
at all.

Imagination is on my mind a lot these days, because it seems to me that
the only people with imagination in the world right now are the bad
guys. As my friend, the Middle East analyst Stephen P. Cohen, says,
"That is the characteristic of our time ? all the imagination is in the
hands of the evildoers."

I am so hungry for a positive surprise. I am so hungry to hear a
politician, a statesman, a business leader surprise me in a good way. It
has been so long. It's been over 10 years since Yitzhak Rabin thrust out
his hand to Yasir Arafat on the White House lawn. Yes, yes, I know,
Arafat turned out to be a fraud. But for a brief, shining moment, an old
warrior, Mr. Rabin, stepped out of himself, his past, and all his scar
tissue, and imagined something different. It's been a long time.

I have this routine. I get up every morning around 6 a.m., fire up my
computer, call up AOL's news page and then hold my breath to see what
outrage has happened in the world overnight. A massive bombing in Iraq
or Madrid? More murderous violence in Israel? A hotel going up in flames
in Bali or a synagogue in Istanbul? More U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq?

I so hunger to wake up and be surprised with some really good news ? by
someone who totally steps out of himself or herself, imagines something
different and thrusts out a hand.

I want to wake up and read that President Bush has decided to offer a
real alternative to the stalled Kyoto Protocol to reduce global
warming. I want to wake up and read that 10,000 Palestinian mothers
marched on Hamas headquarters to demand that their sons and daughters
never again be recruited for suicide bombings. I want to wake up and
read that Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia invited Ariel Sharon to
his home in Riyadh to personally hand him the Abdullah peace plan and
Mr. Sharon responded by freezing Israeli settlements as a good-will
gesture.

I want to wake up and read that General Motors has decided it will no
longer make gas-guzzling Hummers and President Bush has decided to
replace his limousine with an armor-plated Toyota Prius, a hybrid car
that gets over 40 miles to the gallon.

I want to wake up and read that Dick Cheney has apologized to the
U.N. and all our allies for being wrong about W.M.D. in Iraq, but then
appealed to our allies to join with the U.S. in an even more important
project ? helping Iraqis build some kind of democratic framework. I want
to wake up and read that Tom DeLay called for a tax hike on the rich in
order to save Social Security and Medicare for the next generation and
to finance all our underfunded education programs.

I want to wake up and read that Justice Antonin Scalia has recused
himself from ruling on the case involving Mr. Cheney's energy task force
when it comes before the Supreme Court ? not because Mr. Scalia did
anything illegal in duck hunting with the V.P., but because our Supreme
Court is so sacred, so vital to what makes our society special ? its
rule of law ? that he wouldn't want to do anything that might have even
a whiff of impropriety.

I want to wake up and read that Mr. Bush has announced a Manhattan
Project to develop renewable energies that will end America's addiction
to crude oil by 2010. I want to wake up and read that Mel Gibson just
announced that his next film will be called "Moses" and all the profits
will be donated to the Holocaust Museum.

Most of all, I want to wake up and read that John Kerry just asked John
McCain to be his vice president, because if Mr. Kerry wins he intends
not to waste his four years avoiding America's hardest problems ? health
care, deficits, energy, education ? but to tackle them, and that can
only be done with a bipartisan spirit and bipartisan team.

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In article <NF**********************@Gilgamesh-Frog.org>,
An****************@See.Comment.Header (Admirer) wrote:
BRILLLLIANT ARTICLE BY DR THOMAS FRIEDMAN OF NYTIMES


Friedman's a fool. Knows a lot yet consistently draws the wrong
conclusions.
Jul 17 '05 #2

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mister Remailer,
I'll abjure the adhominemanic's "he know's ****, but not how to wipe," and
just opine that McCain is the awful Bull Moose "R" guy,
along with Lieberman. imperialist like TR must be exposed,
because
they are just whitewashed in mainstream US History textbooks (that is,
all textbooks by definition ... the schoolbook suppository, anyone?)

An****************@See.Comment.Header (Admirer) wrote in message news:<NF**********************@Gilgamesh-Frog.org>...
Most of all, I want to wake up and read that John Kerry just asked John
McCain to be his vice president, because if Mr. Kerry wins he intends
not to waste his four years avoiding America's hardest problems ? health
care, deficits, energy, education ? but to tackle them, and that can
only be done with a bipartisan spirit and bipartisan team.


http://larouchepub.com/pr_lar/2004/0...s_all_ctr.html

--Give Earth a Trickier Dick Cheeny -- out of office, after GIGA years.
http://www.benfranklinbooks.com/
http://larouchepub.com/other/2004/bo...nd_oneill.html
http://larouchepub.com/other/2004/31...y_trgtted.html
http://larouchepub.com/other/2003/30...te_plmbrs.html
http://larouchepub.com/other/2003/30..._58_const.html
http://www.rand.org/publications/ran...sues/rr.12.00/
http://members.tripod.com/~american_almanac
http://www.wlym.com/PDF-68-76/CAM7606.pdf
http://larouchepub.com/other/2004/3104elect_voting.html
http://larouchepub.com/other/2003/30...ive_soros.html
Jul 17 '05 #3

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Admirer wrote:
BRILLLLIANT ARTICLE BY DR THOMAS FRIEDMAN OF NYTIMES

He is twice pullitzer winner

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/28/opinion/28FRIE.html
OP-ED COLUMNIST
Awaking to a Dream
By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
Published: March 28, 2004

Columnist Page: Thomas L. Friedman

I have a confession to make: I am the foreign affairs columnist for The
New York Times and I didn't listen to one second of the 9/11 hearings
and I didn't read one story in the paper about them. Not one second. Not
one story.

Lord knows, it's not out of indifference to 9/11. It's because I made up
my mind about that event a long time ago: It was not a failure of
intelligence, it was a failure of imagination. We could have had perfect
intelligence on all the key pieces of 9/11, but the fact is we lacked ?
for the very best of reasons ? people with evil enough imaginations to
put those pieces together and realize that 19 young men were going to
hijack four airplanes for suicide attacks against our national symbols
and kill as many innocent civilians as they could, for no stated reason
at all.

Imagination is on my mind a lot these days, because it seems to me that
the only people with imagination in the world right now are the bad
guys. As my friend, the Middle East analyst Stephen P. Cohen, says,
"That is the characteristic of our time ? all the imagination is in the
hands of the evildoers."

I am so hungry for a positive surprise. I am so hungry to hear a
politician, a statesman, a business leader surprise me in a good way. It
has been so long. It's been over 10 years since Yitzhak Rabin thrust out
his hand to Yasir Arafat on the White House lawn. Yes, yes, I know,
Arafat turned out to be a fraud. But for a brief, shining moment, an old
warrior, Mr. Rabin, stepped out of himself, his past, and all his scar
tissue, and imagined something different. It's been a long time.

I have this routine. I get up every morning around 6 a.m., fire up my
computer, call up AOL's news page and then hold my breath to see what
outrage has happened in the world overnight. A massive bombing in Iraq
or Madrid? More murderous violence in Israel? A hotel going up in flames
in Bali or a synagogue in Istanbul? More U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq?

I so hunger to wake up and be surprised with some really good news ? by
someone who totally steps out of himself or herself, imagines something
different and thrusts out a hand.

I want to wake up and read that President Bush has decided to offer a
real alternative to the stalled Kyoto Protocol to reduce global
warming. I want to wake up and read that 10,000 Palestinian mothers
marched on Hamas headquarters to demand that their sons and daughters
never again be recruited for suicide bombings. I want to wake up and
read that Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia invited Ariel Sharon to
his home in Riyadh to personally hand him the Abdullah peace plan and
Mr. Sharon responded by freezing Israeli settlements as a good-will
gesture.

I want to wake up and read that General Motors has decided it will no
longer make gas-guzzling Hummers and President Bush has decided to
replace his limousine with an armor-plated Toyota Prius, a hybrid car
that gets over 40 miles to the gallon.

I want to wake up and read that Dick Cheney has apologized to the
U.N. and all our allies for being wrong about W.M.D. in Iraq, but then
appealed to our allies to join with the U.S. in an even more important
project ? helping Iraqis build some kind of democratic framework. I want
to wake up and read that Tom DeLay called for a tax hike on the rich in
order to save Social Security and Medicare for the next generation and
to finance all our underfunded education programs.

I want to wake up and read that Justice Antonin Scalia has recused
himself from ruling on the case involving Mr. Cheney's energy task force
when it comes before the Supreme Court ? not because Mr. Scalia did
anything illegal in duck hunting with the V.P., but because our Supreme
Court is so sacred, so vital to what makes our society special ? its
rule of law ? that he wouldn't want to do anything that might have even
a whiff of impropriety.

I want to wake up and read that Mr. Bush has announced a Manhattan
Project to develop renewable energies that will end America's addiction
to crude oil by 2010. I want to wake up and read that Mel Gibson just
announced that his next film will be called "Moses" and all the profits
will be donated to the Holocaust Museum.

Most of all, I want to wake up and read that John Kerry just asked John
McCain to be his vice president, because if Mr. Kerry wins he intends
not to waste his four years avoiding America's hardest problems ? health
care, deficits, energy, education ? but to tackle them, and that can
only be done with a bipartisan spirit and bipartisan team.


What butt munch would cross post this crap in a language group. Like I
care about your political views.
Jul 17 '05 #4

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On 30 Mar 2004 06:27:38 +0100, Admirer
<An****************@See.Comment.Header> wrote:
I want to wake up and read that President Bush has decided to offer a
real alternative to the stalled Kyoto Protocol to reduce global
warming.
Go nukes!
I want to wake up and read that Mr. Bush has announced a Manhattan
Project to develop renewable energies that will end America's
addiction to crude oil by 2010.


We had a Manhattan Project on alternatives to oil. It was called the
Manhattan Project.

--
http://hertzlinger.blogspot.com
Jul 17 '05 #5

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Joseph Hertzlinger wrote:
<An****************@See.Comment.Header> wrote:
I want to wake up and read that President Bush has decided to
offer a real alternative to the stalled Kyoto Protocol to
reduce global warming.


Go nukes!
I want to wake up and read that Mr. Bush has announced a
Manhattan Project to develop renewable energies that will end
America's addiction to crude oil by 2010.


We had a Manhattan Project on alternatives to oil. It was
called the Manhattan Project.


Whose objective was to make things go boom and hurt people and
other living things. It succeeded. Later the results were
applied as a silly way to boil water.

At any rate this has no business on c.l.c. Steps taken.

--
"I'm a war president. I make decisions here in the Oval Office
in foreign policy matters with war on my mind." - Bush
Jul 17 '05 #6

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Read Mee, Meeting at Potsdam. Fifty years ago he observed that it was
not in the interest of power-seekers not to bring closure to their
competing interests.

David Ames

An****************@See.Comment.Header (Admirer) wrote in message news:<NF**********************@Gilgamesh-Frog.org>...
BRILLLLIANT ARTICLE BY DR THOMAS FRIEDMAN OF NYTIMES

He is twice pullitzer winner

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/28/opinion/28FRIE.html
OP-ED COLUMNIST
Awaking to a Dream
By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
Published: March 28, 2004

Columnist Page: Thomas L. Friedman

I have a confession to make: I am the foreign affairs columnist for The
New York Times and I didn't listen to one second of the 9/11 hearings
and I didn't read one story in the paper about them. Not one second. Not
one story.

Lord knows, it's not out of indifference to 9/11. It's because I made up
my mind about that event a long time ago: It was not a failure of
intelligence, it was a failure of imagination. We could have had perfect
intelligence on all the key pieces of 9/11, but the fact is we lacked ?
for the very best of reasons ? people with evil enough imaginations to
put those pieces together and realize that 19 young men were going to
hijack four airplanes for suicide attacks against our national symbols
and kill as many innocent civilians as they could, for no stated reason
at all.

Imagination is on my mind a lot these days, because it seems to me that
the only people with imagination in the world right now are the bad
guys. As my friend, the Middle East analyst Stephen P. Cohen, says,
"That is the characteristic of our time ? all the imagination is in the
hands of the evildoers."

I am so hungry for a positive surprise. I am so hungry to hear a
politician, a statesman, a business leader surprise me in a good way. It
has been so long. It's been over 10 years since Yitzhak Rabin thrust out
his hand to Yasir Arafat on the White House lawn. Yes, yes, I know,
Arafat turned out to be a fraud. But for a brief, shining moment, an old
warrior, Mr. Rabin, stepped out of himself, his past, and all his scar
tissue, and imagined something different. It's been a long time.

I have this routine. I get up every morning around 6 a.m., fire up my
computer, call up AOL's news page and then hold my breath to see what
outrage has happened in the world overnight. A massive bombing in Iraq
or Madrid? More murderous violence in Israel? A hotel going up in flames
in Bali or a synagogue in Istanbul? More U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq?

I so hunger to wake up and be surprised with some really good news ? by
someone who totally steps out of himself or herself, imagines something
different and thrusts out a hand.

I want to wake up and read that President Bush has decided to offer a
real alternative to the stalled Kyoto Protocol to reduce global
warming. I want to wake up and read that 10,000 Palestinian mothers
marched on Hamas headquarters to demand that their sons and daughters
never again be recruited for suicide bombings. I want to wake up and
read that Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia invited Ariel Sharon to
his home in Riyadh to personally hand him the Abdullah peace plan and
Mr. Sharon responded by freezing Israeli settlements as a good-will
gesture.

I want to wake up and read that General Motors has decided it will no
longer make gas-guzzling Hummers and President Bush has decided to
replace his limousine with an armor-plated Toyota Prius, a hybrid car
that gets over 40 miles to the gallon.

I want to wake up and read that Dick Cheney has apologized to the
U.N. and all our allies for being wrong about W.M.D. in Iraq, but then
appealed to our allies to join with the U.S. in an even more important
project ? helping Iraqis build some kind of democratic framework. I want
to wake up and read that Tom DeLay called for a tax hike on the rich in
order to save Social Security and Medicare for the next generation and
to finance all our underfunded education programs.

I want to wake up and read that Justice Antonin Scalia has recused
himself from ruling on the case involving Mr. Cheney's energy task force
when it comes before the Supreme Court ? not because Mr. Scalia did
anything illegal in duck hunting with the V.P., but because our Supreme
Court is so sacred, so vital to what makes our society special ? its
rule of law ? that he wouldn't want to do anything that might have even
a whiff of impropriety.

I want to wake up and read that Mr. Bush has announced a Manhattan
Project to develop renewable energies that will end America's addiction
to crude oil by 2010. I want to wake up and read that Mel Gibson just
announced that his next film will be called "Moses" and all the profits
will be donated to the Holocaust Museum.

Most of all, I want to wake up and read that John Kerry just asked John
McCain to be his vice president, because if Mr. Kerry wins he intends
not to waste his four years avoiding America's hardest problems ? health
care, deficits, energy, education ? but to tackle them, and that can
only be done with a bipartisan spirit and bipartisan team.

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