Let’s rethink that democracy crusade, shall we?

From NRO’s Corner:

Hizbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has been named the most popular figure in the Middle East in an Egyptian poll. Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal took second place and Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad third, said Saadeddin Ibrahim of the Ibn Khaldoun Center for Development Studies on Friday.

Researchers asked about 1,200 people from a range of backgrounds in 15 of Egypt’s 26 governorates to rank a list of 30 prominent people in the Middle East including writers, politicians, judges, statesmen and religious scholars.

I don’t think it’s possible to claim that Bush is both an idiot as well as a nefarious traitor to the national interest, but the evidence is stacking up that it’s either one or the other. And to think that his neocon pals wish to bring democracy to Iran next, since it’s working so well in Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon and Afghanistan.

I don’t think this is what the Three Monkey crowd was expecting when they were telling us how we were always going to remember Purple Finger Day as a historic event.