Spread the Good News

Friday, March 4th, 2005 6:54 pm by Neal

Today brings more stirring commentary on the remarkable events in the Middle East. Charles Krauthammer ‘s piece, The march of freedom considers the question asked by all non-Israeli, non-Iraqi people in the region, “Why Iraqis and not us?” Another good summary of the Middle East miracles is Oliver North’s Freedom’s march down the ‘Arab street’. As an example of the incredible pressure the totalitarian leaders of the region are feeling, enjoy this quote:

Last week, the kingdom’s Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, speaking the heretofore unthinkable, said that in future elections women “may” have the right to vote. Unfortunately, he then added, “We know we want to reform, we know we want to modernize, but for God’s sake leave us alone.”

It’s almost too good to be true.

Gerard Baker has this witty and insightful piece in The Times Online, What have the Americans ever done for us? Liberated 50 million people…Here’s his assessment of the Bush Administration mindset prior to invading Iraq:

But what was clear to the bold foreign policy strategists in Washington was that the status quo that existed before September 11 could no longer be tolerated. Much of the Muslim world represented decay and stagnation, and bred anger and resentment. That was the root cause of the terrorism that had attacked America with increasing ferocity between 1969 and 2001.

This next piece is by Saad Eddin Ibrahim, “an Egyptian pro-democracy activist, professor at the American University in Cairo and director of the Ibn Khaldun Center”. Democracy on the Nile?, from the Jersulamen Post, is a detailed look at what’s happening in Egypt and the Mubarak regime. Also included are some proposals to Mubarak.

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