Robert Kagan trumpeted the case for preemption in Iraq, whether or not Europe and the UN pitched in. As U.S. dominance has grown, so has anger against us. America, Kagan argues, has rightly responded by becoming the world's sherriff. Tonight, On Point, Robert Kagan and America's moral imperative to spread democracy.
Robert Kagan, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he is director of the U.S. Leadership Project. His most recent book is "Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order."
This program aired on February 4, 2004.