In these impatient times, and ignoring the impact that America's unprecedented involvement is having on politics in the region, even true Western liberals now unfortunately regard democratization in the Middle East as nothing but a fool's errand.
Natan Sharansky & Rod Dermer
Democracy hasn’t failed in the Middle East. Rather, it has hardly
been attempted, let alone defended, despite the Bush
administration’s commitments and correct understanding of its
indispensability to U.S. national security.
There is no way around it: America's efforts to promote freedom in the world and protect her own security from Islamic extremism are ultimately dependent on success in Iraq.
Victor Davis Hanson
Has a grand tradition of “military liberalism” come to a dead end in Iraq?