How long will it be before the White House and their hacks will say that Obama’s Cairo speech of mid-2009 did for the Middle East what Reagan’s “Tear Down This Wall”speech did for Europe?
I don’t know when the Dems will say it, but If they have chutzpa to do so, they should note two things:
1) Reagan’s speech was backed up by actions. He bankrupted the Soviets! It didn’t happen just by a speech, just as we didn’t get to the moon just because Kennedy gave a good speech ten years earlier. Obama did nothing to spread democracy in the ME. He in fact gave more time and recognition to the dictators over there.
2) GW Bush kept on saying that a democracy in Iraq will spread democracy to all of the Middle East. While we don’t see democracies yet, one can rest assure that Bush’s Iraq war, you know the illegal distraction war, has more to do with the democracy winds we see now than any Obama speech. and just as the Berlin Wall and later the collapse of the USSR took place only a year and three years after Reagan took office, the results of the Iraq war are perhaps also seen only now after Bush left office (if the recent ME moves has at all with US policy).