Thomas Friedman. I know no one with more political and moral cowardice than Thomas Friedman. Here is a man who wholeheartedly supported Bush’s wars, only to criticize the war when public opinion shifted. Here is a man who was a cheerleader for unregulated savage capitalism, only to offer criticisms of Wall Street when public opinion turned against Wall Street. And Thomas Friedman knew Rashid Khalidi (in Beirut and here in the US) well and yet he would not speak out to correct the record about what is being said about Rashid.