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‘Rebirth of a Nation’

March 3, 2010

“Bush’s rhetoric about democracy came to sound as bitterly ironic as his pumped-up appearance on an aircraft carrier a few months earlier, in front of an enormous banner that declared MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. And yet it has to be said and it should be understood—now, almost seven hellish years later—that something that looks mighty like democracy is emerging in Iraq. And while it may not be a beacon of inspiration to the region, it most certainly is a watershed event that could come to represent a whole new era in the history of the massively undemocratic Middle East.” – Newsweek

Imagine how much quicker democracy would have taken root and many lives would have been saved if the Democrats hadn’t demagogued the war on terror for petty political gains. Newsweek finally is admitting to what conservatives knew all along about Iraq – it was a worthy cause.

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