Interesting question posed by Bruce at Gay Patriot:
"Raise your hand if you think the Iranians would be marching now if Saddam had not been taken out in 2003 and successful elections [held] in Iraq?"
And he's not the only one.
He points to an article by Daniel Finkelstein in The Times:
Yet how many commentators, particulary from the so-called progressive Left, have given their smug and smarmy sermons about "respecting" other people's cultures and how other people may be quite happy to not have the freedoms that we enjoy?
Bruce ends with a quote that bears repeating.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
Surely some of the most simple and yet profound words ever written in the history of humanity.