Where is the clear thinking on transformation policy for the Middle East? Iraq remains bloodied with sectarian slaughter. Syria is relentless. Where is the formula of educating a young generation to succeed dictators once they have served their purpose as Western allies. How did things get so out of hand that Uday and Qusay became brutal playboys and that Gamal Mubarak and Saif-al Islam are now jailed? In East Asia, Chiang Ching-kuo, son of Taiwan’s dictator Chiang Kai-shek, ushered in what is now its current democracy and South Korea’s new president, Park Geun-hye, is the daughter of its most brutal leader Park Chung-lee?
East Asia, too, was once riddled with war.