The big news of the day is the fall of Tripoli and that raises the question if it will embolden more rebels in the Middle East to do the same:
The implosion of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s 41-year-old rule will put a new spring in the step of the Arab revolutions and demonstrate once again that these entrenched autocratic governments are not invincible.
From the Atlantic coast to Gulf shores, live images on Arab satellite channels of rebels pouring into Tripoli, trampling on pictures of Gaddafi and chanting “From alley to alley, door to door,” taunting the leader with his own threats to hunt down his enemies, will rattle Arab leaders facing similar revolts.
We are seeing historic times in the Middle East and I’m sure the dictators in that region are very nervous right now. It will be interesting to see if what has happened in Libya will spread to other countries. The odds are that it will.
And who knew that spreading democracy in the Middle East could be done so easily and cheap? Apparently not George Bush.