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A refreshing read

Thanks very much for reprinting Thomas Friedman’s recent New York Times column regarding the war in Iraq (“A brief theory of everything”).

Mr. Friedman’s intelligent, balanced and “hands on” analysis contrasts starkly with the ravings of Agustin Goba (“Amerika, Amerika, uber alles …”, Times June 4) and those all-too-frequent missives from the sadly misinformed Sue Gray.

You won’t see Friedman (or any other informed journalist or political scientist) comparing the Bush administration with Hitler’s Third Reich anytime soon.

Inclusion of Friedman’s columns in your opinion section also further defines and broadens the growing quality gap between the Times’ editorial pages and those of the other Aspen Daily.

Clayton Day