Tuesday, January 25, 2005

More on the inaugural address

An American by Choice, writing in New England Republican's blog, distinguishes between Wilson and Bush:
Much is being written about the 'Wilsonian' tone of the Inaugural Address and the foreign policy it implies. This is nonsense and misses the once-in-a-century importance of what he said. Wilson talked of 'making the world safe for democracy," which was a goal driven by an idealism putting America at the service of mankind. Bush is quite clearly talking of making the world safe through democracy, which is a very different matter. It is a strategy driven by a realism, which keeps our national interest front and foremost in our interaction with other nations....