This morning, recovering slowly from the flu, I was going to belatedly post an analysis of a piece in yesterdays nyt by Thomas Friedman. (I know it's pronounced "Freed - Man" but sometimes I wonder if it shouldn't be taken as "Fried Man", as in fried eggs.) While he often wanders around the cultural landscape in a daze, Friedman makes some really good points on the difference between the fall of Saddam and the fall of the Berlin wall, along with some other thought provoking corollaries.
Fortunately for me, I no longer have to do it, since Ron at MEJ has already dissected it and pulled out the bits I found relevant anyway. Take a look