Thomas Friedman: "overrated dopes who had no idea what they were selling, or greedy cynics who did know and turned a blind eye."
No, you're wrong. He's actually referring to bankers. Why you might have thought otherwise about the man is totally beyond me.
(Though, if other issues end up being reflected in this banking debacle, said dopes and cynics will end up in plush think-tank positions, New York Times sinecures, and nestled in the banker's equivalent of Obama's national security apparatus .)
(Albeit perhaps not CIA director.)