Obsidian Wings says it well: "Tom Friedman Has Gone Insane"
Friedman has been pompous and pointless for about seven years, with extended digressions into lunacy.
He seemed to have been chastened for a bit, but his "Obama needs Cheney" meme is proof he's passed the point of no return.
Friedman has now joined David Brooks in my "do not read under any circumstances" category. I'll leave it others to read him and provide me with the summaries as needed.