From George Will: “This administration cannot <$Ad$>be trusted to govern if it cannot be counted on to think and, having thought, to have second thoughts. Thinking is not the reiteration of bromides about how “all people yearn to live in freedom” (McClellan). And about how it is “cultural condescension” to doubt that some cultures have the requisite aptitudes for democracy (Bush). And about how it is a “myth” that “our attachment to freedom is a product of our culture” because “ours are not Western values; they are the universal values of the human spirit” (Tony Blair).”
The whole piece is worth a read.
Here’s my post from last evening on why I suspect the built-up impediments to thought on their part are piled too high to be overcome, even if they wished to — itself a proposition for which there is scant evidence.