Friday, April 08, 2016

Here we go: Thomas Friedman's annual trip to Iraq

Once a year, the neoconservative board of the American University of Iraq invites Thomas Friedman to Iraq and he returns with praise to the tribal rulers of Kurdistan.  Notice that he is unaware of the protests and complaints about corruption and repression in the region: "Visiting here in northern Iraq, in Kurdistan, and talking to a lot of Iraqis leaves one thinking Obama is not entirely wrong. Sitting through a forum at the impressive American University of Iraq, Sulaimaniya".  It takes very little to impress Thomas Friedman: just excellent relations with Israel will do.