Well, what a turn-up for the books. Those same liberal circles which flayed the neo-cons alive for pursuing the apparently ludicrous idea that democracy could ever come to the Arab world are now hailing the current upheavals in that same Arab world as .. a democratic awakening. Maybe it will be so. For sure some at least of the elements involved want true freedom and human rights.
The UK Spectator has more from the erudite and brainy Melanie Phillips here.