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Published: Saturday, Feb. 5 2011 3:00 p.m. MST

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MormonConservative
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

Egypt proves Bush right. Not long ago, President George W. Bush was considered naive for suggesting that the promotion of democracy in the Arab world should be a staple of American foreign policy. Two years ago, the same charge was whispered against President Barack Obama, when he suggested, in his Cairo address to the Muslim world, that self-government and freedom are not just American ideas, they are human rights. True, due to the exigencies of pursuing the nation's strategic interests, neither man actually pressed very hard for democratization. Still, the more important point is that both were subjected to lectures from experts who insisted that somehow even to speak about democracy and freedom in the Arab lands was to show oneself to be a hopeless romantic, insufficiently hardheaded, out of touch with reality.

Moderate
Salt Lake City, UT

Credit the internet. Once the masses grasp the power of knowledge, they hunger for freedom. People see what they could have, rather than listen to dictators tell them that they are happy.

American policy bringing democracy to the Middle East? No. Google has done more for freedom than politicians.

Dave from Taylorsville
Taylorsville, UT

The ability to communicate has transformed the arab world from the isolated strongholds of dictators and war lords to kindling fires of democracy and freedom. These ARE universal principles that transend boarders and fire the souls of men and women.

God bless the Egyptian people. I just hope the noble efforts and true reasons behind this revolution aren't subverted by radical extremists with agendas contrary to the self governing principles espoused by the revolutionaries right now.

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