Reuters’ Jonathan Wright puts “freedom” in scare quotes:
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has alarmed many reformist Arabs with comments suggesting a new U.S. approach that promotes rapid political change without regard for internal stability. Rice said in an interview with the Washington Post last week the Middle East status quo was not stable and she doubted it would be stable soon. Washington would speak out for “freedom” without offering a model or knowing what the outcome would be.
Then Wright goes on to quote several “liberal” Arab “academics” but blithely ignores the Lebanese street. Nevertheless, I’m sure Wright’s views are “accurate”. (via Reasonable Prudence)