Bold. Visionary. Idealistic. Courageous. These were just a few of the adjectives used by supporters to describe President George W. Bush’s November 6 speech before the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in Washington, D.C. Grandiose, hypocritical, simplistic, even cynical were the words deployed by skeptics. In his speech, Bush compared the overthrow of Saddam Hussein and the transformation of Iraq into a democracy to the long...
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