. . . justice taken to its logical end here would likely require bringing George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld and other senior officials to trial, which would rip our country apart. . .What "justice" is Thomas Friedman referring to? It seems to me he's talking about American justice; American laws; the US Constitution. Therefore, another way of phrasing Friedman's remarks would be to say that the American way is too fragile to be tested; a bully like Cheney too tough to be confronted; the country's core values wrong for the times.
Sound familiar? Osama bin Laden said:
America is weak despite its apparent strength.Is bin Laden's assessment of the United States about to be proven correct? Thomas Friedman evidently shares it.