Free Nations Do Not Breed Murder

(National Review) David Frum - President Bush's speech ranks among the most important state papers of the past three decades. The U.S. government did not use to care about the internal governance of the oil-producers of the Middle East. From now on, it does. The U.S. will not merely overthrow Saddam Hussein, but it will seek to build a more democratic Iraq afterward. To those who would say that the forms of government adopted in the Arab world are none of America's business, the President replied that the Arab world's authoritarianism bred the terrorism of 9/11: "The world has a clear interest in the spread of democratic values, because stable and free nations do not breed the ideologies of murder."

2003-02-28 00:00:00

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