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March 02, 2005

A Democrat Hopes Democracy in the Middle East Does Not Work Out

And some wonder why the right may think there is the little itsy-bitsiest reason to think that SOME on the left harbor unpatriotic sentiment. Best of the Web hilights a Jon Stewart interview in which Clinton aide Nancy Soderberg states "There's always hope that this might not work" in referrence to peace spreading throughout the Middle East. Soderberg also goes on to state that Democrats might still be saved by something going wrong with Iran or North Korea. "Well, there's still Iran and North Korea, don't forget. There's hope for the rest of us." Soderberg does ultimately grudgingly give praise to Bush and, admitedly, this is the Jon Stewart show where the interviewees are expected to throw out red meat to the overwhelmingly liberal audience. However, some of the thinking does seem to be particularly ingrained and it gives rise to some of the questions of patriotism by the right.

At least Jon Stewart has been forcing his Democratic viewers to come to terms with the concept that maybe, just maybe, President Bush was right in forcing Democracy on the middle east at the point of a bayonette. Of course, things still may ultimately fail and Jon Stewart won't have to face his worst nightmares, but is that way of thinking one that is going to win over the majority of Americans? Is there any doubt about the REAL reason the Democrats had their heads handed to them in November?

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