Catching up with history II
Read my column from December 2004, about the looming revolt in the Middle East. The opportunities for genuine change were no secret, they were obvious. Moreover, those doing the tipping saw the goals and paid the price. These opportunities were earned with tough, visionary US leadership, smart diplomacy, and the sweat and blood of coalition troops and the Iraqi people. Here's a bandwagon I'll join: Give the Iraqi people the Nobel Peace Prize.One of Bay's readers notes: "The Syrians seem to have caught on more quickly than the Democratic Party. They demonstrated that by handing over most of the Baathist leadership that was directing the insurgency." Although there will surely be setbacks, democracy is truly on the march. And we don't have Democrats to thank for that.