THOMAS FRIEDMAN HAS BEEN STIFFING GLUE

I think old Tom sipped one to many iced teas and it is starting to affect his ability to reason.

He wrote an article this week with his solution to the Iran problem. In his worldview, the solution is to place a 1 dollar per gallon tax on gasoline. With no mention of course to the effect that would have on our economy. But then he gets really weird:

We need a grass-roots movement. Where are college kids these days? I would like to see every campus in America demand that its board of trustees disinvest from every U.S. auto company until they improve their mileage standards. Every college town needs to declare itself a “Hummer-free zone.” You want to drive a gas-guzzling Humvee? Go to Iraq, not our campus. And an idea from my wife, Ann: free parking anywhere in America for anyone driving a hybrid car.

Huh? Declaring college campuses “Hummer free zones” will solve the problem of Iran?

He starts with a shred of a logical argument, that the increased price of oil is helping the Mullah’s, but from there he goes completely off the deep-end. Somehow, I’m not so sure free parking for hybrids will be the deathblow to theocratic oppression in Iran.

But maybe it’s just me.

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