June 25, 2002


ABOUT TIME: I agree with Rich Lowry's take on Bush's speech outlining the "freedom, democracy and peace first, state second" approach. Finally, a coherent Mid-East policy. Could have come months ago, though.

There won't be a lasting peace in Israel before Iran, Iraq, Syria, and "Saudi" Arabia are each reformed, with or without blood; that's where the support for terrorism comes from. This is why this isn't so hopeless a time in Israel as it might seem; now that the direct threat to the U.S. posed by radical Islamism is clear, those reforms are more likely to be effected.

Posted by John Tabin at June 25, 2002 02:40 AM