Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Swagger... What Swagger?

This passage from a NYT story about Bush is rather a different take than the usual Times op-ed line of Bush the swaggering cowboy...
He has gone out of his way not to crow, or even to take direct credit. But not quite two years after he began the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein, and not quite two months after a second Inaugural Address in which he spoke of "ending tyranny," President Bush seems entitled to claim as he did on Tuesday that a "thaw has begun" in the broader Middle East.

There's a very long road ahead, but if the Middle East dominoes really do fall towards democracy, there's gonna be a lot of crow on the dining room menus at the Times.

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