Selectively quoting Fareed Zakaria must be a new course taught at Jcs's community college.
However, the Dems ARE lost in space. The initial reasons and the lies trotted out by GWB for going to war in Iraq will be seen as a mere casualty of the final outcome - a potentially free Iraq. If Iraq does cobble together a democracy (and why shouldn't it? We, the American people, are paying a billion dollars a day to ensure it does.), then the WMD fiasco will become a mere footnote in the annals of history.
I don't trust Wolfowitz or the neo-cons in power right now - after all, they're the same people who courted the worst Arab dictators, including Saddam Hussein - and I don't believe that "freedom" and democracy and liberty are their ultimate goals. I still believe that Operation Iraq was an exit strategy for us to reduce our dependence on Saudi oil, and put the fear of God in the Saudis that the reason they were important would no longer be relevant. Wolfowitz so far appears to have pulled it off. The Dems, in contrast, appear irrelevant.
During the years of the Reagan administration, the Democrats railed on the harsh criticism that Reagan gave to the Communist regimes, and his harsh policies against Communism.
What a bunch of crap again.
The Dems opposed the stupid Star Wars programs, but not once did the Dems oppose Detente with the Soviets, the proxy war against the Soviets in Afghanistan, or condemn Reagan's denunciation of the USSR
as the evil empire post KAL007. Get a grip.
The other great thing to come from the Iraqi Elections and the Bush Doctrine, is the fact that the roots of democracy are finally taking hold in the Middle East as a whole. Egypt is actually allowing challengers in their national elections against longtime "soft-core" dictator Hosni Mubarak, Libya is seeking normalized relations with the West, the Palestinians are voting for the first time, Saudi Arabia is running local elections, and the masses are speaking in Lebanon for the removal of Syrian forces.
Talk about an over reaching causality.
Egypt has a major fundamentalist Arab opposition it can no longer ignore, so Hosni is offering a SOP. He's held them at bay for over 10 years now, and has no choice. He either provides a SOP or gets assassinated. Libya's normalized relations with the West had nothing to do with the Bush Doctrine and everything to do with UN and French negotiations, Arafat is dead, and the Saudi local elections are a joke. As for the masses in Lebanon, it was more the power of Hariri, his wealth, and the enormous infrastructural changes he brought about in Lebanon that made him so popular and caused the revolt in Lebanon.
Prove the effect of the Wolfowitz doctrine in Beirut, and you win a prize.
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