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Krauthammer on the Credit

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Charles Krauthammer weighs in on who’s responsible for the Arab Spring. A taste:

Turns out, the critics, liberal and “realist,” got the Arab street wrong. In Iraq and Lebanon, the Arab street finally got to speak, and mirabile dictu, it speaks of freedom and dignity. It does not bay for American blood. On the contrary, its leaders now openly point to the American example and American intervention as having provided the opening for this first tentative venture in freedom.

What really changed in the Middle East? The Iraqi elections vindicated the two central propositions of the Bush doctrine. First, that the will to freedom is indeed universal and not the private preserve of Westerners. And second, that American intentions were sincere. Contrary to the cynics, Arab and European and American, the U.S. did not go into Iraq for oil or hegemony, after all, but for liberation–a truth that on Jan. 31 even al-Jazeera had to televise.

A must read.

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Written by martinipundit

March 9, 2005 at 10:51 pm

Posted in GWOT

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