Friday, December 11, 2009

God, they're thick....

More proof that Palin supporters share her ignorance of what the Bush doctrine actually was.

The Bush doctrine had nothing to do with the notion of unilateralism or of defending one's nation.

It was the declaration that he reserved the right to declare preemptive war against any nation he chose, without having to prove to anyone that the nation he intended to attack represented any threat whatsoever to the United States.

Indeed, he reserved the right to attack in cases where he thought certain nations might become threats in the future, rather than based on their current capabilities.

What Obama stated is no different to what any other leader would state about their right to defend their own nation.

It is certainly in no way comparable to the Bush bloody doctrine.

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