"the West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do."
Samuel P. Huntington
I read this quote in Raed's blog a few minutes ago and it made me wish that each and every person who has lived under the tyrant regimes in the middle east could come to us in the West and only then would they begin to understand freedom. But then, it would take living like they have to for us to understand just what it is that we take for granted.