Post 9/11, our country has an even more unique and critical role in the world. I really like the way Mitt Romney put it:
“What we have today in the world is four major strategies at play. One, they’re the nations with the energy, like Russia. They’re trying to use energy as a way to take over the world.
Then there’s China, which is using communism, plus sort of a Wild West form of a free enterprise. They’re going to give nuclear weapons — or nuclear technology to the Iranians, they’re going to buy oil from the Sudanese. You’ve got China.
Then you’ve got al Qaeda, which wants to bring everybody down.
And then there’s us, the only major power in the world that says we believe in free enterprise and freedom for the individual.
And this great battle is going on right now, and it’s essential for us to strengthen other friends like ourselves, and to confront one by one these other strategies and help turn them towards modernity so that the world our kids inherit does not have to know war.”