If you frequent this here premier “web log,” there’s a good chance you may once or twice have read the New York Times op-ed page. You might even recognize the names of the columnists, who every day spout the most conventionally wise of the conventional wisdom. This is a feature that is dedicated to these folks, highlighting one line that is either funny, ridiculous, strange, or actually intelligent or well-written.
Today’s is from Thomas Friedman, who in his column today, “Go Ahead, Ruin My Day,” writes:
It is a more simple fact: In the brutal Middle East, the only thing that gets anyone’s attention is the threat of regime-toppling force.
P.S. This was a really, really close runner-up:
Have I ruined your morning yet? No? Give me a couple more paragraphs.