Pat Buchanan along the same notes as Noonan

Buchanan gives historical examples of the failure of democratic idealism: the US Civil War (not to mention the entire history of 19th century France), both World Wars, and the various dictatorships that came out of previous US attempts to establish democracy in Latin America and Africa. . . .
Interestingly, Buchanan’s critique of Bush is almost Neo-Marxist: a successful democratic government must necessarily evolve. You cannot invade a country, overthrow a government, and force democracy by military occupation, any more than the Soviets were able to invade countries and enforce Communism.
Limbaugh disparages this as a denial that people want liberty, an attitude of cultural superiorty. But it’s not question fo whether people *want* liberty. It’s a question of what people *do* with their liberty.

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