Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Middle East protests emerge in Iran
Details here. George W. Bush and Tony Blair had seemed to think that democracy might best spread across the Middle East if only there was a stable democracy in its midst -- and a democratic Iraq might do just the trick. And so a war was launched. If only they could foresee that the best weapon against authoritarian rule is not bombs and bullets (nor "shock and awe"), but an Internet connection and a free Facebook account . . . .