Meyrav Wurmser, Likudnik, director of the Middle East program at the Hudson Institute, and contributor to the New Middle East manifesto "Clean Break", explains the poor reception for Bush in the Middle East on his last tour:
I think those speeches showed that....it's not so easy to give these peopleAfter the U.S. gave democracy and freedom to the indigenous people of America, then successively to African slaves, to Mexicans, to the people of Hawai, Cuba, the Philippines, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Argentina, Korea, Vietnam, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, El-Salvador, Colombia, Somalia, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Greece, Indonesia, and countless other people....
What happened? Did the magic touch wear off, or are Arabs just so much harder to liberate?
And how could the people of the world ever repay the U.S. for so much freedom and democracy? Billions of gratitude stricken people all over the world are racking their brains at this problem. The debt is just so crushingly enormous.
Anybody has an idea?