Tom Friedman: 'After 9/11, I Overreacted' (VIDEO)

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

On "The Daily Show" Tuesday night, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman admitted that he "overreacted" to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

When host Jon Stewart made the case that invading Iraq had a detrimental effect on the war in Afghanistan, Friedman seemed reluctant to respond.

"I feel like you -- you are holding something inside you about Iraq. I feel like you supported that. Are you upset with yourself about supporting that tactic and supporting that war?" Stewart asked.

"Yeah, my criticism of myself would be that after 9/11, I overreacted. and I think as a country we overreacted," Friedman said.

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