Ruling authority in Kuwait was transferred by a vote of the parliament
, not by inheritance. Democracy actually did break out in the Middle East. We should all be impressed by our Kuwaiti friends, and hope they stay our friends.
"Today, we were promoted from a Third World country to a first world country," Fouad Al Hashem, columnist for Al Watan daily, told The Associated Press.
"Power was transferred from one man to the other in a Third World country without the radio station being surrounded by tanks, without soldiers in the streets or leaflets being dropped from helicopters, or journalists arrested."
Funny, warlord Bush and the US military had nothing to do with this.