I gave up reading New York Times foreign affairs columnist Tom Friedman when he fell for the February 2002 “peace plan” pulled from a drawer specially for him by Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah. What a chump.
It is nevertheless unfortunate that the New York Times now puts Friedman’s column behind the TimesSelect wall, because he is still capable of pulling a surprise and producing a good column. Such is the case with last week’s “The silence that kills.” In the column Friedman decries the silence of the Arab Muslim world in the face of outrage:
Nobody in the Arab world