There is a growing list of "Could Bush be Right?" articles from Europe, America and the Left in general. (Glenn Reynolds has been posting several of them and lists the The Independent's article). One must always give credit to the opposition when one is self critical.
Here is a list of "Could Bush be Right?" articles, though a couple are from pro-war papers which is noted:
- The Independent of London "Was Bush Right After All?", March 8, 2005
- Der Spiegel of Germany "Could George W. Bush Be Right?", February 23, 2005 (prior post here)
- Der Spiegel Part II of the above regarding Bush's relationship with Putin "Could Bush Be Right -- Take Two", February 25, 2005
- Newsweek of the United States "What Bush Got Right", March 14, 2005
- Macleans of Canada "Maybe Bush Was Right", March 11, 2005
- Khaleej Times of UAE reprints Newsweek's Fareed Zakaria article "What Bush got right"
- Cape Times of South Africa (subscription required) "Bush has been right", March 7, 2005
- Halifax Live of Canada "Three Cheers for Idealism", March 7, 2005
- The Economist of the United Kingdom "Democracy Stirs in the Middle East", March 3, 2005
- Time of the United States with a Charles Krauthammer article (he supported the war strongly) "Three Cheers for the Bush Doctrine", March 7, 2005
- Chicago Sun-Times of the United States with a Mark Steyn article (he also strongly supported the war) "Election validates Bush's vision of Iraq", March 6, 2005
- Boston Herald of the US "America's thankless task: US forays pave way for real peace", March 6, 2005
- US News & World Report of the US "A sudden, powerful stirring", March 14, 2005
- The Guardian of London doesn't quite give credit to Bush with this blame America line ("As the old Arab order crumbles, a revolution gets under way" March 6, 2005):
"So the source of the movement that some detect sweeping the Middle East is varied and complex. Some ascribe it to President Bush's vigorous championing of democracy in the region. Others point to long standing social and political currents, even suggesting that America's strategic interests have themselves inhibited reform among its loyal yet autocratic Gulf allies."
- The Financial Times of London "Winds of Change in the Middle East", March 5, 2005
- The New Zealand Herald of New Zealand "Syria's withdrawal a sign of change across the Middle East", March 8, 2005 and also here with another article making a similar point
- The Times Online of the United Kingdom and supporter of the invasion "A taste of freedom", March 6, 2005
- Chicago Sun-Times referred to me by reader Gary "What's So Shocking About Having Second Thoughts", February 2, 2005
- Le Monde of France (in French) with a translation from The Belgravia Dispatch (Hat Tip: Instapundit) "Printemps arabe", March 8, 2005.
- Wall Street Journal writing up a transcript of Jon Stewart interview of Clinton Aide Nancy Soderberg "But as an American". (Hat tip to Insane Troll Logic), March 2, 2005
- Gulf News of the UAE "'Kifaya' is the bud of a new movement on Arab streets", March 8, 2005
- New York Times of the US "For Bush, No Boasts, but a Taste of Vindication", March 9, 2005
- Washington Post of the US capital "Is Bush Right?", March 8, 2005
- Independence Online of South Africa "Was Bush right after all?", March 9, 2005
- The Sunday Telegraph of London "The Bush revolution has only just begun", March 6, 2005
- The Christian Science Monitor of the US "The Iraq effect? Bush may have had it right" by NPR's liberal Daniel Schorr, March 4, 2005
There are more articles than these, but these are some of the more notable I found online. Please feel free to add more in the comments section below, and I will add to this list. For the Left's current spin see here for an article in the Washington Post.