Newest Friedman waste of space

The NY Times gives this guy 1,000 words... and all he can come up with is this.

I have a question: if the majority of Iraq's population of is "silent", how does Friedman know what their aspirations are?

At least Friedman gives us this insight into his journalistic modus operandi:
Friedman's first rule of Middle East reporting: What people tell you in private is irrelevant. All that matters is what they will defend in public.
Right... what people actually think about issues - their real plans versus whatever propagandistic nonsense they spew out for public consumption - is "irrelevant".

No wonder he's such a terrible Mideast reporter.

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