“How can all of our meddling fail to spark some terrible retribution? Have we not suffered enough - Pan Am 103, World Trade Center (1993), the embassy bombings in Nairobi and Dares Salaam - not to know that intervention is the incubator of terrorism? Or will it take some cataclysmic atrocity on U.S. Soil to awaken our global gamesmen to the going price of empire.
America today faces a choice of destinies. We can choose to be a peacemaker of the world, or its policeman who goes around night-sticking troublemakers until we, too, find ourselves in some bloody brawl we cannot handle."
—Pat Buchanan, in a 2000 speech while running for the Presidency
Shocking, really, coming from the mouth of none other than the founder of The American Conservative, and supporter of Ron Paul in the Republican primaries. Dang, dude. If we had only listened to Pat before September 11, 2001.