The articles I mean. I accidently hit the publish button.
Perhaps what causes many people to tremble is the idea that the security of the United States and the cause of world freedom will be left in the cynical clutches of John Kerry and the manipulative media elite that shares his reverence for diplomacy over democracy, for process over principle.
My comment here is that the last phrase is a bit vague. I think it was Thomas Sowell who said that the American system of government doesn't concern itself with the content of free speech, press, religion, "persons, houses, papers and effects", it merely defends them. This, of course, is a principle which prescribes, in barest terms, a process. Actually, I suppose it proscribes several processes, one of which is negotiating away these things. But that's a quibble.
This bit explains what Bozell means:
...John Kerry thinks the solution in Iraq doesn't have to include democracy or freedom, but whatever stable dictatorship will allow us to disengage, as he told reporters in Harlem on April 14: "I have always said from day one that the goal here ... is a stable Iraq, not whether or not that's a full democracy. I can't tell you what it's going to be, but a stable Iraq. And that stability can take several different forms."
Of course, one cannot know whether a more open and honest debate on Iraq would have led to a different result. But I for one would not have supported the war if I thought that its principal justification was the liberation of the Iraqi people, which is what the White House now says was its primary mission. Our military exists to defend the nation, not be the world's policeman. If there is a linkage, President Bush has yet to make it.
I wonder why Bush hasn't made the case that the reason we had to do something about Iraq was that the situation we, and the Iraqi's, had been enduring was unsustainable. Bush I had attempted to go along with UN mandates and it wasn't working. Hussain certainly wasn't going along with UN mandates, most notably the Universal Declaration of Rights.
But Bozell's right. We're not the world's policeman. The only reason for us to do it is to keep the UN from doing it.