Oliko Bush sittenkin oikeassa?

Jopa eurooppalainen lehdistö ja USA:n demokraattipoliitikot alkavat olla Bushin kanssa samoilla linjoilla: hyökkäys Irakiin oli hyvä asia.

The Independent: "Was Bush right after all? As Syria pulls out of Lebanon, and the winds of change blow through the Middle East, this is the difficult question that opponents of the Iraq war are having to face."

New York Times: "Another factor, pressure from the Bush administration, has emboldened demonstrators, who believe that their governments will be more hesitant to act against them with Washington linking its security to greater freedom after the Sept. 11 attacks. The United States says it will no longer support repressive governments, and young Arabs, while hardly enamored of American policy in the region, want to test that promise"

New Mexico governor Bill Richardson (D): "Well, this is very significant. I believe the Bush Administration deserves credit for putting pressure, and saying that authoritarian regimes have to go."

The Telegraph: "Wolfowitz was right, and so was Bush, and the Left, who were wrong about the Berlin Wall, were wrong again, the only difference being that this time they were joined in the dunce's corner of history by far too many British Tories."

Walid Jumblatt (Libanonilainen Druusijohtaja ja vakaumuksellinen USA:n vastustaja): "I was cynical about Iraq. But when I saw the Iraqi people voting three weeks ago, eight million of them, it was the start of a new Arab world. The Berlin Wall has fallen."