George W. Bush, MBA, US President, on Aug. 26, 2003 stated in his remarks to the 85th American Legion Convention: "Iraq's progress toward self-determination and democracy brings hope to other oppressed people in the region and throughout the world. It is the rise of democracy that tyrants fear and terrorists seek to undermine. The people who yearn for liberty and opportunity in countries like Iran and throughout the Middle East are watching and they are praying for our success in Iraq." Aug. 26, 2003 - George W. Bush, MBA* Donald H. Rumsfeld, former U.S. Secretary of Defense, on May 27, 2003 stated in his op/ed, "Core Principles for a Free Iraq," published in the Wall Street Journal: "For if Iraq--with its size, capabilities, and resources--is able to move to the path of representative democracy, the impact in the region and the world could be dramatic. Iraq could conceivably become a model--proof that a moderate Muslim state can succeed in the battle against extremism taking place in the Muslim world today. The transition to democracy will take time and may not always be a smooth road. In Central and Eastern Europe, the process has taken time, but it is succeeding." Bush stated that Iraqi democracy could fuel a revolution in the middle east where a represenative government will replace the totalitarian governments in place. Now we have what is called "the Arab spring". If these governments are replaced with extremist as in Iran , Bush will mostly be blamed for this. My question is , if representative secular governments take over in the middle east will Bush get credit for spreading democracy and freedom to a part of the world with none?Will GWB get a Nobel peace prize for establishing freedom in the middle east if the "Arab spring" turns out to be a success for democracy?I can't see msnbc or any leftist giving GWB any credit for anything positive. They would say bush was a failure and give all the credit to the dear leader Obama.