Issues / Human Rights
When George W. Bush left the White House, the rest of the world breathed a sigh of relief.
Revolutions of world-historic potential, such as we are presently witnessing in Egypt, only happen once in a generation.
Meanwhile, Israel's support for Mubarak adds fuel to protesting Egyptians' fire.
Hosni Mubarak is on his way out, but when and how remain open questions.
Anarchy, a dangerous game, can result in civil war.
Ever day U.S. soldiers risk and lose their lives ostensibly for the cause of Middle Eastern democracy, so why isn't Washington more firmly supportive of democracy in Egypt?
For its strains of homophobia and anti-Semitism, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood wouldn't get my vote, but for its fight against both religious extremism and secular authoritarianism it gets my respect.
Domestic workers in Saudi Arabia tell their horrific stories.
Washington is far from joyous as this "democratic wave" extends throughout the region.
The West has never had any plans to bring freedom and democracy to Middle Eastern countries.