Published on March 9th, 2009 | by Jim Lobe1
Roger Cohen Gets It Right Again
The New York Times‘ Roger Cohen again wrote an excellent and, as Glenn Greenwald pointed out, courageous op-ed today on U.S. Middle East policy and why it needs to seriously engage Hamas, Hezbollah, and Iran. It’s hard to understand why the Times does not put Cohen in its print edition more often, particularly given what I have thought over the past 15 years or so was the growing silliness of Tom Friedman’s columns. Cohen is at least willing to question conventional wisdom in a relatively consistent and thoughtful manner, while Friedman seems increasingly adrift in a world that remains stubbornly three-dimensional and consistently defies his sunny prescriptions and glib analysis.