Could Raines Be Next?

Bush has rolled another liberal, this time NYT op-ed contributor Robert Wright:

But an honest liberal has to admit that Mr. Bush’s unilateralist belligerence lit a fire under the Security Council, giving the United Nations a prominence it has rarely enjoyed in its 57-year history. In fact, there remains a slim chance that the president could, however paradoxically, emerge as a historic figure in the United Nations’ evolution toward enduring significance. But only if administration hawks make an admission of their own: that working through the United Nations could get them everything they profess to want. That means not just disarmament, but regime change and the introduction of democracy.

The funny part, of course, is that Wright seems somehow amazed that it took “unilateralist belligerence” to get the UN to even consider doing the right thing.