"Now even though I was proven completely wrong about Iraq, that won’t prevent me from making the exact same argument about Syria. But you won’t agree with me just because things didn’t work out last time. I also would like to introduce an irrelevant analogy at this point. As we know, democracy needs a midwife. And like we all know, a midwife has to be armed to the teeth and has to have a black belt in martial arts. Otherwise, this analogy would sound totally absurd."
Syria is Iraq and something about a midwife. By Thomas Friedman. via Karl reMarks (via sharquaouia)