02/26/2005: Battle Politico Volley & Serve
Sometimes...when he's not being a Conservative jerk, a GOP sell-out Moron and a Shill for that Empty Suit of a President... Pat Buchanan has some interesting points to make in the royale battle of the politicos and pundits.
In this one : The Anti-Conservatives : "Who convinced the president that our democracy depends on a worldwide crusade?" He writes:
"That George W. Bush would seek to embed the Iraq War in the higher cause of global democracy was to be expected. That is the way of wartime presidents.....But Bush has gone Wilson one better. He is not only going to make the world safe for democracy, he is going to make the world democratic. Where Lincoln abolished slavery in the South, Bush is going to abolish tyranny from the earth: “So it is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world.
Who and what converted a president who came to office with no knowledge of the world to the idea that only a global crusade for democracy could keep us secure?
Answer: 9/11—and the neoconservatives...America “goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy,” said John Quincy Adams, “She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.” Under the tutelage of Jacobins who call themselves idealists, Bush has repudiated this wise core doctrine of U.S. foreign policy to embrace Wilsonian interventionism in the internal affairs of every autocratic regime on earth. We are going to democratize the world and abolish tyranny. Giddy with excitement, the neocons are falling all over one another to hail the president. They are not conservatives at all. They are anti-conservatives, and their crusade for democracy will end as did Wilson’s, in disillusionment for the president and tragedy for this country."
Karen on 02.26.05 @ 06:38 AM CST