3/05/2005

A decent respect for the opinions of mankind? That's like so 1776

Jonathan Zimmerman in the Boston Globe:
At first glance, President Bush's tributes to freedom and democracy resemble Wilson's paeans to self-determination for nations around the globe.
Under the Dubya doctrine, however, Bush believes that the United States can accomplish this feat on its own. He pursues Wilsonian ends via decidedly un-Wilsonian means.
Even more, he turns his back on the Founding Fathers themselves. Last time I checked, conservatives were supposed to preserve America's original principles and purposes. But the Dubya doctrine flouts them. A "decent respect for the opinions of mankind"? That's, like, so 1776.

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