EYE ON THE PRIZE: Orrin Judd looks at George W. Bush’s Middle East strategy, and likes what he sees:
So long as Mr. Bush continues to keep his eyes on the prize–preserving Israel; cultivating Russia, Turkey, and India; nurturing Pakistan and Iran; quieting Palestine; deposing Saddam; and destroying al Qaeda–all of the sometimes contradictory steps that advance us towards our goals can be properly viewed as mere tactics and frequently nothing more than feints or dodges. It is the strategic vision that matters and to a shocking degree, it appears to be “the man who put the duh? in W” who has it.
Read the whole thing, including Judd’s checklist of what the Middle East might look like in ten years.