Monday, January 12, 2009

A Broader Perspective Needed In the Middle East

Roger Cohen writes in the NYT today that Obama's Middle East Team is loaded with "smart, driven, liberal, Jewish (or half-Jewish) males", but almost no Arab Americans. He rightly criticizes this team for lacking the true diversity needed to make real change possible.

Obama should take note, name an Arab-American and an Iranian-American to prominent roles, and beware of a team that takes him — and the region — back to the future.

I agree. I expect more of Obama.

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