Today’s column in the New York Times by Thomas L. Friedman. Can I read to you the last line of this piece? This is hilarious, but that doesn’t do it justice.
“Dear Lord, please make President Obama lucky.” That’s the last line of the lead foreign policy columnist in the New York Times today, and it’s all about please get rid of Khadafy. Khadafy has to go. Please, God, make President Obama lucky. “Which is why, most of all, I hope President Obama is lucky. I hope Khadafy’s regime collapses like a sand castle, that the Libyan opposition turns out to be decent and united and that they require just a bare minimum of international help to get on their feet. Then US prestige will be enhanced and this humanitarian mission will have both saved lives and helped to lock another Arab state into the democratic camp.”
Not even his staunchest allies are made comfortable and confident by what Obama’s doing. They are praying to God in the New York Times. Do you understand, ladies and gentlemen, the depths to which they have plunged? They are praying to God on the op-ed page of the New York Times, and they are praying for luck for Obama, as though he has no control over the events.