Update: Victor Davis Hanson has this much-needed reality check:
The Arab Middle East is now in a free fall. Tyrants in
Egypt, Libya, Tunisiaand Yemenwere ousted, while one in Syriatotters. But while the world hoped secular democrats would follow in their wake, more likely we are witnessing the emergence of one-election Islamists like the Muslim Brotherhood. The region will be mired in turmoil whether these upheavals turn out to be like the hijacked Iranian revolution that ended in theocracy, or the Turkish democratic model that is insidiously becoming Islamist.