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February 01, 2005

Dark thoughts from Mark Brown

Mark Brown, a Chicago Sun Times columnist engages in some needed introspection in today's paper.

[A]fter watching Sunday's election in Iraq and seeing the first clear sign that freedom really may mean something to the Iraqi people, you have to be asking yourself: What if it turns out Bush was right, and we were wrong?
It's hard to swallow, isn't it?

Well, the first step is admitting that you may have a problem. And a major part of the problem has been the refusal by the West's chattering classes to hold Arabs and Islamic societies to the standards they demand of Israel and America. Those standards include the ability to conduct a democratic election and to honor treaty obligations. It's not too much to ask, isn't it?

Via Instapundit.

Posted by JW at February 1, 2005 03:16 PM