Follow the pattern of freedom around the world in recent history, and its setbacks. All of Eastern Europe is democratic, and still China continues to supress not only it's own people, but it's neighboring countries' populations. Worse is North Korea, whose conditions truly rival Hitler's Germany, and I do not exaggerate! That people escape into Communist China, gladly to suffer what passes for comfort there, only emphasises the horror that has been sparsely reported on, but known for what it is. Pres. Putin, who once headed the KGB, part of No. Korea's support system, must know of some way to end this horror of a regime. It seems that he is preoccupied with reasserting Russian hegemony, at least over Russia. Putin will use his influence with No. Korea to keep us out of his business with China and Iran, unless Bush gets tough. Follow the freedom movements in all three of those countries, for they may hold the key to a different future than that predicted by most of the "doom and gloom" liberals. Pres. Bush has comitted to giving Iran a truly Democratic neighbor to make the Mullahs look bad. Democratic Ukraine is going to make Putin play ball with the west, and China's economic growth will soon breed more money than they will know what to do with, other than buy the rest of the world. This makes them the largest repressive Capitalist country in the world. Wal Mart is their biggest consumer of goods, and is known for imposing conditions on it's suppliers. Do you think Wal-Mart's existence could be justified to the Wal-Mart haters if they brought democracy to China?