I Want to Believe That
There is no doubt that every war now is about change and lessening the impact of fundmentalists worldwide. I wished that the British Prime Minister have given further explanation to the values change concept.
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - US military action in Iraq and Afghanistan was part of a policy of "values change" rather than "regime change", Prime Minister Tony Blair said in a keynote policy address.
U.S President George Bush's staunchest supporter made the comments as he likened the fighting in Lebanon and Gaza to the wider issues of global extremism and the clash between moderate and reactionary Islam.
"Ever since September 11, the US has embarked on a policy of intervention in order to protect its and our future security," he told about 2,000 guests at the Los Angeles World Affairs Council.
"Hence Afghanistan. Hence Iraq. Hence the broader Middle East initiative in support of moves towards democracy in the Arab world.
He said that the point about these interventions, however, military and otherwise, is that they were not just about changing regimes but changing the values systems governing the nations concerned. More...