Firmly establishing democracy in both countries will go a long way towards ensuring our peace. GW has the courage and stick-withit-ness to see this through.(I noted the change with this: Edited on 11.2.04 to "set an example" and apply pope link.)
As it turns out, I wasn't the only one who thought this, nor was I the only one to use it in print. Although I must say that Peggy Noonan writes it here without actually writing it, proving again that she's a classy lady.
About a year ago I was visiting West Point, and I was talking to a big officer, a general or colonel. But he had the medals and ribbons and the stature, and he asked me what I thought of President Bush. I tried to explain what most impressed me about Mr. Bush, and I kept falling back on words like "courage" and "guts." I wasn't capturing the special quality Mr. Bush has of making a tough decision and then staying with it if he thinks it's right and paying the price even when the price is high and--
I stopped speaking for a moment. There was silence. And then the general said, "You mean he's got two of 'em." And I laughed and said yes, that's exactly what I mean.
It's good to have her back writing at OpinionJournal.