As Atrios points out, today is the fifth anniversary of Thomas Friedman’s SuckOnThis Day.

The traditional gift for fifth anniversaries is wood, so perhaps we can get him hundreds of thousands of trees, one for each human being he’s helped kill, and then set them all on fire.

To understand Friedman’s berserk depravity, remember that by May 30, 2003, the press was already publishing things like this famous picture. Take a look at that, and then listen to Friedman say this:

FRIEDMAN: What they needed to see was American boys and girls going house to house, from Basra to Baghdad, um, and basically saying, “Which part of this sentence don’t you understand?”

You don’t think, you know, we care about our open society, you think this bubble fantasy, we’re just gonna let it grow?

Well, Suck. On. This.