"Kiss goodbye to a liberal Middle East" by Michael Young
Read Kiss goodbye to a liberal Middle East by Michael Young.
Amid the joy surrounding the defeat of the Republicans in last week's
midterm congressional elections, I might be forgiven this dissenting
observation: With George W. Bush so roundly beaten, don't expect much American
interest, in the foreseeable future and probably beyond that, for liberalism in
the Middle East. We're returning to the days when the United States put its
regional hopes mainly in leaders who were reliable thugs.