Bush's Freedom Agenda: Success Or Failure?

For many, the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak brings back memories of former President George W. Bush's Freedom Agenda. This was the policy of bringing democracy to dictatorships around the world. Do the recent anti-government protests prove Bush was right or wrong?

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The Freedom Agenda

  • Egypt Shows George W. Bush Was Right

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    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down. With this in mind, commentator Lee Smith looks back on the presidency of George W. Bush, and argues that the former president's policy on replacing repressive Arab regimes with democracy were spot on.

  • The Messy Failure Of The Freedom Agenda

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    The Egyptian protesters who have gathered in the streets, calling for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down have gotten their wish. Commentator Jennifer Wiens argues that what we are seeing now in Egypt is democracy being built from the ground up. It is not, she says, a result of former President George W. Bush's agenda.



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