posted on Apr, 26 2004 @ 05:06 PM
"We who have long enjoyed the fruits of liberty must remember that democracy faces formidable obstacles in many countries. Centuries of division and
hostility -- cultural, ethnic, tribal, racial, religious, geographic -- make the rule of law difficult. Democracy requires trust between strangers,
and trust cannot be earned overnight. Those of us from democracies have a great deal of work ahead of us, for we must be ready when called to action
by those for whom democracy is a bold, new, exciting experiment. ... Let us not be timid in our embrace of democracy. We should be as bold and brash
and brave in our democratic ideals as ever. ... The struggle for democracy does not end at the Battle of Midway, Normandy, Warsaw or Kuwait City. The
struggle for freedom begins in the hearts and minds of all men and women and will not end -- must not end -- until all peoples everywhere are free."
"The lesson of 9/11 has already been learned and a doctrine to prevent its repetition has been formulated. Without actually saying it, President Bush
made it plain that as a nation, we are tired of being surprised by our enemies, over and over again. What else, after all, is the Bush doctrine of
preemption? We are not, it says, going to wait around for the opportunity to turn the other cheek. If you are planning on hitting us with a surprise
attack, be prepared to be surprised, yourself. ...And, then, preemption isn't much of a doctrine unless your enemies believe you mean it."
hows that for evidence to back up my views?
just in case you guys asked, i was being preemptive