Required Reading, Part III
4:25 PM, Aug 6, 2008 • By DEAN BARNETT
Tom Friedman has written his fourth straight column on environmental matters. Yippee! Obviously, Friedman is trying to get on to the Al Gore gravy train, the one that allowed the prophet of environmental down to purchase a swanky new yacht.
Friedman's article starts on an encouraging note:
For a second there, I said "Whew!" - he doesn't have the words to wax rhapsodic about Greenland so maybe he'll say something interesting. Little did I know that what would follow would be even more painful than watching Friedman grasp for words he could not find.
Obviously Friedman has decided that global warming is a pernicious thing caused 100% by man. It would be nice if he could share the evidence that led him to that conclusion rather than just shriek hysterics on the matter. Perhaps once again he "simply lacks the words." He has also reached the strange conclusion that the blame for Hurricane Katrina properly belongs at the metaphorical feet of fossil fuel consumption.
As Friedman might say, I simply do not have the words to describe the simple-minded obtuseness of this column.