Defending America’s “Freedom Agenda”

Adopting a “freedom agenda” is not the cause of America’s current travails in the Middle East. The problem has been a lack of consistency in promoting this agenda, failure to develop a larger constituency and broader international support for it, and the behavior of the US itself

Former Syrian MP and political prisoner Mamoun al-Homsi, Kurdish activist Djengizkhan Hasso of the Executive Council of the National Assembly of Kurdistan, and I recently met with President George W. Bush in the Oval Office. National Security Adviser Steven Hadley, Deputy National Security Adviser Elliott Abrams, National Security Adviser to the Vice President John Hannah, and several other officials also attended the hour-long meeting.