Saturday, December 6, 2008 3:36:39 AM
Friedman has been perceived as a globalist liberal hawk through the 2000s, who at one turn will support the Iraq War purely because it makes economic sense, and at another will frame green tech as the new "economic" future.
On the war, at one point, he said: "The right reason for this war was to partner with Arab moderates in a long-term strategy of dehumiliation and redignification." To invade a suffering country, hold them at gunpoint, so that we can..."de-humiliate" them.
He's a classic `50s liberal--global expansion of American Interest. So he`s a controversial character on both sides today.