In this excellent post he compares the geopolitical similarities between Iraq and Roosevelt urging the building of the Panama Canal after the Spanish American War. He tells us:
In this speech he is describing the need to build the Panama Canal, and the aftermath of the Spanish American War, where we fought Spain to end 'Their' possession of Cuba as guaranteed by the 'Teller Amendment' and the Philippine Islands. A big note needs to be made on this point. The United States fought to free these nations from Spanish rule, and did so, just as we seek to establish a free and independent Iraq and Afghanistan. Here is the relevant passage from Teddy's speech, too which I am referring...Read the entire post here.