Back in 2003, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman talked about his reasons for backing the Iraq war:
What they needed to see was American boys and girls going house to house, from Basra to Baghdad, um and basically saying, ‘Which part of this sentence don’t you understand?’ You don’t think, you know, we care about our open society, you think this bubble fantasy, we’re just gonna to let it grow? Well, Suck. On. This.
Yes, he’s a “liberal”, “serious”, foreign affairs “expert.”