Tom Friedman may be the highest ranking political writer who hasn't the slightest clue about how the world works. I've given up trying to make sense of anything he puts out because it's mostly misleading blather with the emphasis on things that have no effect on the fate of the world. The sentences sound good but the ideas are vapid at best. He has become a joke in the serious world, with the well known "Friedman Unit" as the mystical time frame in which everything will be resolved. What he predicts never comes to pass but will, just as soon as another Friedman unit goes by...and then another...etc.
What puzzles me about Friedman, is not his deplorable lack of perception but that he doesn't seem to have much of an agenda except to keep his job. He doesn't serve the forces of evil, like say, Tucker Carlson, Novak, or any of the conservative columnist minions. Friedman is just plain wrong. I figure his actual purpose is lip service to the fair and balanced myth of modern journalism.
Problem is that you can't balance a bucket of crap on one side of the seesaw with a half a bucket of crap on the other.
Tom Tomorrow tells the story