VDH: The Victories So Far

Victor Davis Hanson reminds us of the impressive victories against fascism achieved by the Bush administration to date in this article on Unsung Victories. The decisions to ignore Arafat and to withdraw from Saudi Arabia generated a lot of noise from academics and Middle East "experts", but they have proved to be wise choices:
As a rule of thumb in matters of the Middle East, be very skeptical of anything that Europe (fearful of terrorists, eager for profits, tired of Jews, scared of their own growing Islamic minorities) and the Arab League (a synonym for the autocratic rule of Sunni Muslim grandees and secular despots) cook up together. If a EU president, a Saudi royal, and a Middle East specialist in the State Department or a professor in an endowed Middle Eastern Studies chair agree that the United States is "woefully naïve," "unnecessarily provocative" or "acting unilaterally," then assume that we are pretty much on the right side of history and promoting democratic reform. "Sobriety" and "working with Arab moderates" is diplo-speak for supporting or abetting an illiberal hierarchy.

What to do next? Read the article at the link to find out.