W and the Arab democratic revolution
The US universities have been the centerpiece of opposition to President Bush and his leadership in the War on Terror. But two recent articles show the extent to which President Bush is starting to garner praise for the wisdom and power of his grand strategy.
The first of these comes from John Gaddis at Yale. Professor Gaddis delivers before Middlebury College a brilliant look at W's grand strategy. After much long and bitter debate, Gaddis has produced the single finest, most persuasive discussion what W has achieved in foreign policy. After all the polemics on both sides, one word: read it.
The second article comes from Fouad Ajami at Johns Hopkins. Ajami tours the Middle East, and cites locals as describing the "tsunami" that W's democratization policies have unleashed on the region. For those who think that Iraq was a mistake, there is no question of what the Middle East now thinks: democracy is coming to the region, and it is coming because W brought democracy to Iraq.