SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt - Israel got glowing praise from President Bush earlier this week. On Sunday, the Arab world got a stern lecture, on the need to spread freedoms and isolate state sponsors of terror that he said are holding the region back.
“Too often in the Middle East, politics has consisted of one leader in power and the opposition in jail,” Bush said in remarks prepared for delivery before the World Economic Forum in the Middle East. “The time has come for nations across the Middle East to abandon these practices, and treat their people with the dignity and respect they deserve.”
The Middle East needs democracy. They also need a better human rights record. Nations such as Saudi Arabia don’t even allow Christians to live there and that is very sad. What a sad human rights record places like Saudi Arabia have.