Can Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and Milton Friedman turn back the jihadist tide?
Well, in my interview today with Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, Ms. Rice indicated that economic and free trade diplomacy is essential in the global terror war. It may not work in some places she told me, but capitalist free trade and investment remains a very important part of the story.
She herself is working closely with new Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson—especially on China.
Ms. Rice said that spreading freedom, democracy and liberty around the world as per President Bush’s January 2005 Inaugural Speech is the backbone of her diplomacy. She agrees that un-free countries will benefit, but most importantly, so will United States security.
***To see the full interview, tune into Kudlow & Company this evening on CNBC at 5pm EST.***