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Richard Cohen





Richard Cohen is one of the Village's leading experts in foreign policy; which is to say, a steadfast supporter of U.S. military intervention. Where some would see a "Concern Troll," we see a patriotic American doing his duty to sound the alarm over the threats that surround us. Richard's sense of humor may take some getting used to—especially if you're female or in a mixed-race marriage—but we're confident you'll forgive his occasionally bawdy office hijinks so long as he keeps promoting Village values.


Resumé: Columnist, Washington Post.

Member Since: 2004

Specialties: Urging presidents to “do more” in the Middle East. Defending enhanced interrogations. Expressing frustration with cultural change.

Achievements:  Berated President Obama over inaction in Syria. Criticized prosecution of Scooter Libby. Defended Roman Polanski, Clarence Thomas and Bill O'Reilly against sexual crimes/harassment allegations.

Sample quote: “The evidence he presented to the United Nations—some of it circumstantial, some of it absolutely bone-chilling in its detail—had to prove to anyone that Iraq not only hasn't accounted for its weapons of mass destruction but without a doubt still retains them. Only a fool—or possibly a Frenchman—could conclude otherwise.”

-on Colin Powell's case-for-war-in-Iraq presentation to the U.N. Washington Post, Feb. 6, 2003