/* Am I A Pundit Now?: The Bush Effect Takes Hold In Egypt.

Sunday, February 27, 2005

The Bush Effect Takes Hold In Egypt.

Via Patrick Ruffini comes this Washington Post article -
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Saturday ordered a revision of the country's election laws and said multiple candidates could run in the nation's presidential elections, a scenario Mubarak hasn't faced since taking power in 1981.
Let's look at the scorecard thus far: Bush has freed millions in Afghanistan and established elections there, freed millions in Iraq and established elections there, and caused Libya to give up its secret WMD programs, put pressure on Syria to remove its troops from Lebanon (which may now actually happen), and now Egypt is on the brink of joining the ranks of authentic democracies. Pardon me, but I think this makes Bush one of the greatest leaders and humanitarians ever. Will he get his Nobel Peace Prize now? No, of course not, because the Nobel Prize is not about actually creating peace, but about who talks the best game about peace. Thus, it gets awarded to the great tyrant-enabler Jimmy Carter, but not to the great tyrant-killer George Bush. The Bush democracy blitz through the middle east might even eclipse 1989, enshrining Bush in the pantheon of the great presidents. Much wailing and gnashing of teeth on the left no doubt, but then again that is always a sign that good, sane things are happening.

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