This interesting blog post makes an assertion that uprisings in the Middle East are actually connected to a desire for liberty throughout the Arab world. And what is the engine beneath these longings for democracy? It may be the results of the war in Iraq.
Indeed, Victor Davis Hanson notes that Iraq is the only stable country in the region.
As if on cue, Elliot Abrams makes the case for Bush. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/28/AR2011012803144.html?nav=hcmoduletmv