No Exceptions

(Washington Post) Editorial - As the Bush administration steps up its rhetoric about the need for a democratic transformation in the Middle East, it has yet to match its groundbreaking rhetoric with its actions. With concerted effort and cooperation from allies, a rapid transformation of Iraq and the Palestinian Authority probably is achievable. But if it is possible in those nations, free elections and free speech ought to be possible soon in Jordan and Egypt, too. The administration should be preparing not only to depose its enemies, but also to demand hard decisions by its friends.

2002-12-30 00:00:00

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