Encouraging Signs

It's still early, with plenty of time for things to get messed up and derailed, but I'll give Bush credit for pushing forward his "roadmap to peace". The initial signs coming out of the Middle East are encouraging.

CBC's The National had an article about how the Bush plan runs counter to pressure from some of his strongest support groups in Washington, including evangelical Christians. Indeed, given that much of Bush's constituency supposedly opposes giving the Palestinians an inch of West Bank territory, there are some who say that Bush has nothing to gain and everything to lose by following his road map.

But, surprisingly enough, the road map for peace might, just might, stick. If so, then even if Bush gains nothing politically, he will have gained something longer lasting: a true beneficial legacy for the region and the world.

I'll keep my fingers crossed and wish this road map all the good luck in the world.

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