In Istanbul last year, my daughter and I decided to pass as Canadians because it seemed easier. It was sad to "represent" a war I didn't support and a president I never voted for.
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A curious thing has happened as Americans were choosing their first black president. Democracy suddenly ceased to be a bad word for many genuine democrats in the Middle East.
The "everything is possible" mantra is no longer viewable as just a naïve belief, open to scoffing by cynics and pessimists. It's no longer just an idea, a possibility. It happened.
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