Bush is the next Reagan


By: Slater Bakhtavar

The same people who heavily criticized former President Reagan for his tough stance against Communism and for his aggressive push for democracy in Eastern Europe are now attacking President Bush for his tough stance against fundamentalism and his aggressive push for democracy in the Middle East.

-They argued then that Communism would never fall – it did
They argue now that Islamic Fundamentalism will never fall – it will

-They argued then that the Soviet Union is too strong – it wasn’t
They argue now that the insurgency is too strong – it isn’t

-They argued that Reagans vision of democracy in East Europe would never work – it did
They argue now that Bushs vision of democracy for the mid-east would never work – it will

-They argued then that Reagan’s evil empire speech was a failure – it wasn’t
They argue now that Bush’s axis of evil speech is a failure – it won’t be

-They argued then that former Soviet Bloc countries wouldn’t embrace democracy – they did
They argue now that Middle East countries would never embrace democracy – they will

-They argued then that Eastern Europeans nations would never be our allies – they are
They argue now that Middle Eastern countries will never be our allies – they will be

-They argued then that people without God could never embrace democracy – they did
They argue now that Muslims will never embrace democracy – they will

-They argued then that President Reagan was unrealistic – he wasn’t
They argue now that President Bush is unrealistic – he’ll prove he isn’t

-They argued then democracy isn’t universal to former Communists – it was
They argue now democracy isn’t universal to Middle Easterners – it will be

-They argued then that funding of pro-democracy groups in Eastern European countries won’t work – it did
They argue now that funding of pro-democracy groups won’t work in the Middle East – it will

The same exact critcism was directed at Reagan. The future will be the judge of President Bush and my guess is that he will be judged as the Great Liberator of the Middle East.

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