This is the message from Peter Wehner to William F. Buckley, George Will, and Francis Fukuyama.
A small group of current and former conservatives–including George Will, William F. Buckley Jr. and Francis Fukuyama–have become harsh critics of the Iraq war. They have declared, or clearly implied, that it is a failure and the president’s effort to promote liberty in the Middle East is dead–and dead for a perfectly predictable reason: Iraq, like the Arab Middle East more broadly, lacks the democratic culture that is necessary for freedom to take root. And so for cultural reasons, this effort was flawed from the outset. Or so the argument goes.
His article then refutes all three arguments. It’s an interesting read.