The centerpiece of the foreign policy doctrine og President George W. Bush lies in the theory that if you plant the seed of a democratic free society in the middle of the MidEast, there will be far-reaching and long term changes. The uprising revolution growing in the streets of Tehran, Iran shows that for all the belittling and bashing that George Bush took, he was right. In complete opposite to this is the Obama doctrine- “let’s bear witness” to what is happening in Tehran!
There were elections in Kuwait, and females were actually elected. The elections in Lebanon have brought slow changes. Iraq is trying to forge ahead with a democratic government. The seeds that were planted under the Bush Doctrine are clearly taking root, and the turmoil in Iran shows that their population is ready for reform, is ready to challenge the theocracy that has ruled for three decades.