Norman Podhoretz’ lengthy examination of the Bush Doctrine and its future is now up at Opinion Journal. I agree with most of his analysis of the current political situation and Mr. Bush’s likely disposition. I also share his hope and belief that the Bush Doctrine will be succesful in the end and that our President will be seen in a similar light as Reagan in coming years.
Many will call that wishfull thinking, and it may prove to be so. But it is a noble and beautiful approach to the problem of radical Islam and the festering middle east that Mr. Bush has crafted. Why not hope for it’s success? I can see no better alternative to pin our hopes to.