MIDDLE EAST REVOLUTION: BUSH DOCTRINE VALIDATED?

World News: For two years the Obama Administration preached the need for a radical change from the Bush Doctrine. Today Bush’s call to end “sixty years of Western nations excusing and accommodating the lack of freedom in the Middle East” comes home to roost.

Obama Administration is almost manic in pursuit of multilateral leadership as the Middle East burns

On November 6, 2003 President George W. Bush delivered a seminal address on the need to strengthen democracy around the world and, in particular, to support its development in the Middle East. The critical passage in the speech, which received world-wide attention and was considered by many observers to be the most…

Who defines reality: there lies the difference between this Administration and the last. Obama is allowing events around the world to shape our policy. Bush understood that the U.S. can reshape, indeed remake, reality on its own.

The liberal internationalist view of the world, the U.S. is merely one among many–a stronger country, yes, but one that has to adapt itself to the will and the needs of “the international community.” That is why the Obama Administration is almost manic in pursuit of multilateral leadership as the Middle East burns. No matter that they could not be enforced…

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