Bookworm notes some interesting words from a surprising source:
Western governments have "the moral imperative to intervene - sometimes militarily - to help spread democracy throughout the world."
The same speaker says that "fostering democracy in the Middle East 'is the best long-term defence against global terrorism and conflict.'"
He feels that keeping democracy alive is hard work and must be actively fostered: "After the end of the cold war it was tempting to believe in the 'end of history' - the inevitable process of liberal democracy and capitalist economics. Now with the economic success of China, we can no longer take the forward march of democracy for granted."
Who is the speaker? John Bolton? George Bush? Nope, wrong, wrong, wrong.