Pat Buchanan asks, “Is it to protect the vital interests and national security of the Republic? Or do we believe with George W. Bush that, ‘The survival of liberty’ in America ‘depends on the success of liberty in other lands.'”
If it is the latter, then our mission is utopian — and unending.
For if we believe our liberty is insecure until the whole world is democratic, then we cannot rest until we witness the overthrow of the existing regimes in Russia, China, North Korea, Vietnam, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Belarus, most of the Arab and African nations, as well as Venezuela and Cuba.
And if that is our goal, our Republic will die trying to achieve it.