Fact Sheet: Progress in the Middle East: Freedom, Prosperity, and Hope [December 5, 2008] [open pdf - 35KB]
This White House fact sheet discusses progress in the Middle East. "Today [December 5, 2008], President Bush attended the Saban Forum to discuss American policy in the Middle East - the past, the present, and his vision for the future. The President believes that no region is more fundamental to the security of America or the peace of the world than the Middle East: a free, peaceful Middle East will represent a source of promise, a home of opportunity, and a vital contributor to the prosperity of the world. Despite some frustrations and disappointments, the Middle East in 2008 is freer, more hopeful, and more promising than in 2001, with Israelis and Palestinians on the path to a two-state solution, 25 million Iraqis free from a brutal dictatorship, and many other examples of a brighter future to come."
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