Friday, March 18, 2005

If Bush was right -- who was wrong?

We link to Krauthammer. You should read him every week. It's essential. This week's money quote:
We do not yet know, however, whether this initial flourishing of democracy will succeed. The Syrian and Iraqi Baathists, their jihadist allies, and the various regional autocrats are quite determined to suppress it. But we do know one thing: Those who claimed, with great certainty, that Arabs are an exception to the human tendency to freedom, that they live in a stunted and distorted culture that makes them love their chains, and that the notion that the U.S. could help trigger a democratic revolution by militarily deposing their oppressors was a fantasy -- have been proved wrong.
How bitter to be Chirac, Schroeder, or Putin. No one in Beirut is hoisting signs thanking any of them. The signs say: "Thank you George W. Bush!"

Vindication? So far so good.

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