Phrase of the Day #175 September 27, 2007Posted by Rambling Man in Say it like it is.
Tags: george w bush, iraq war
“America is a Nation with a mission – and that mission comes from our most basic beliefs. We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire. Our aim is a democratic peace – a peace founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman.” – George W. Bush
A noble idea, to be sure. Nobody could argue with it. But a democratic peace cannot be imposed, suggested upon, thrust at or forced on any nation – this is what the US Armed Forces are unfortunately finding out to their peril in Iraq. Democracy and peace (an effect of effective democracy) is an internal, organic process. See Eastern Europe in the late 1980s …