Sunday, May 06, 2012

Some of the 10 dumbest ideas of Thomas Friedman

"5. Saudi Arabia suffers from an excess of democracy.
In the same 2003 column in which he confessed to having “a soft spot for the de facto Saudi ruler, Crown Prince Abdullah,” Friedman explained: “The problem with Saudi Arabia is not that it has too little democracy. It’s that it has too much.”
The homeland of 15 of the 9/11 hijackers received the additional benediction in 2007: “Of course, we must protect the Saudis.” This was approximately four years after the homeland of 0 of the 9/11 hijackers was told to suck on things." (thanks Abbas)