Look, I'm all for encouraging liberal democracy abroad in illiberal lands, but Roy Masters's approach goes a bit too far I'd say. Masters, if you don't know, is one of the more interesting right-wing crackpots. I've written about him before here. He calls himself a "Messianic Jew" and blends Christian Fundamentalism, Gnostic Mysticism, Eastern Philosophy, Freudian Psychology, and New Age meditation (all the while trying to well-position himself with the religious right, most of whom regard him as a cult leader and a theological heretic).
His followers include Michael Savage, Bob Just and Matt Drudge. Supposedly, John Wayne was a follower.
From his "Terrorizing the Terrorists" article:
Our enemies have struck a blow to the American Spirit, gunning for the downfall of mankind. To eradicate this diabolical evil we must not dilly-dally around with insufficient, military strikes or ground troops. We must strike a massive, shocking, Hiroshima-like blow so as to forever convert terrorism and its architects to liberty-driven spirit of the West....
What is needed, for its psychologically effect, is a massive shock not unlike that suffered by the Japanese in Nagasaki and Hiroshima . It is not the time or situation to seek morality from our violators. Our goal must be more defined, unwavering and definite. We must strike and secure a permanent change in behavior as well as a redirection of the current perverse loyalty terrorists have toward their anti-humans. Such a high-minded, even honorable purpose can only come from a massive shock to their death-centered system....
I know that this kind of conversion to Western thinking is not exactly the ideal. But conversion of loyalties through a greater shock than that caused by their corruption is absolutely necessary in order to reconvert the masses. They are born into a cultural violence, needing violent extraction from the influence of evil. This is the only paved road to genuine peace.
Japan has become a thriving democratic country from which have come noble leaders, creative thinking and philosophically sound national policies. All of this was born out of a saving violence.