The Corner

Aei Preview

Huge night for the influential American Enterprise Institute, with the president speaking at their annual dinner. A preview from the presidential address:

Rebuilding Iraq will require a sustained commitment from many nations,

including our own: We will remain in Iraq as long as necessary, and not a day

more. America has made and kept this kind of commitment before–in the peace

that followed a world war. After defeating enemies, we did not leave behind

occupying armies, we left constitutions and parliaments. We established an

atmosphere of safety, in which responsible, reform-minded local leaders could

build lasting institutions of freedom. In societies that once bred fascism and

militarism, liberty found a permanent home.


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