NYT Friedman: the Iraq War Was Always About Democratizing the Middle East

Friedman just claimed on MSNBC that the Iraq war was always about democratizing the Middle East.

Hmmm, thats strange. I could've sworn that there was some other, completely different reason that we went to war in Iraq.... What was it again?

Oh yeah, I remember. Saddam was going to give nuclear weapons to Osama Bin Laden and everyone was going to die:

A subtle distinction, perhaps.

Iraq demands "very clear" U.S. troop timeline

But... but.... we can't leave until we "win"! McCain said so!

Why does Iraq want us to lose?

Iraqi officials have said they would like to see all U.S. combat troops out by October 2010.

An agreement that included that date would require the Bush administration effectively to accept a timeline almost identical to the one proposed by Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, who opposed the 2003 invasion.