Contrary to what some have said even on this forum, democratic revolution has swept throughout the middle east and the old regimes are starting to crumble to pressure. The ones who said there was no progress being made have been proven wrong by the past several months, as my beliefs have taken hold in reality and these states began opening up.
"WASHINGTON - Iraqis and Palestinians have voted in free elections. Lebanese have demonstrated peacefully to demand an end to Syrian occupation. In Egypt and Saudi Arabia, long-serving rulers have made modest concessions to democracy.
For President Bush (news - web sites) and his aides, the rapid-fire cascade of events across the Middle East in recent weeks is further proof that their decision to push democracy in the region and make it a top foreign policy goal was the right one.
Yet it's unclear whether the surprising changes coursing through an energy-rich region full of ethnic and religious conflicts will make the United States safer.
Nor is it clear that the United States can steer the events it helped to unleash in a democratic, peaceful direction.
"The big question is how will they manage the process. Is there a strategy to manage what will likely be very tumultuous changes over the next couple of years?" said Peter Khalil, a former official of the U.S. occupation authority in Baghdad, now at the Washington-based Brookings Institution.
Senior Bush administration officials acknowledge that they've had a string of good news from the Middle East lately, although they realize that there will be tough work and pitfalls ahead."
Difficulties still exist, but these will be smoothed as the belief in free expression begins to take hold. It looks as if I was right.
The Iraq transition to democracy has led to a middle east wide revolution, refuting the anti-war protesters/groups and their hysteria in saying the whole thing would go wrong.