Max Boot shares an interesting insight into the addled mind of Roger Cohen. He suggests that Cohen moves from "wishful thinking" to perniciousness when he argues that the latent love affair between the U.S. and Iran could be derailed "at any time by an attack from Israel, which has made clear it won't accept virtual nuclear power status for Iran, despite its own nonvirtual nuclear warheads."
So you see the Iranians are ready to change their ways, to become a paragon of Western liberal virtue. The only thing standing in the way is mindless Israeli belligerence. If only the nasty Israelites would let the nice Iranians have a nuclear program, everyone could walk off into the sunset, arm in arm. It is rare to get such insights outside of official Iranian government organs.