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Wikipedia: Bush Doctrine = "various related foreign policy principles" [LISTS AT LEAST FOUR]
Thursday, September 11, 2008 | Hat tip - Freeper InterceptPoint

Posted on 09/11/2008 5:35:57 PM PDT by KayEyeDoubleDee

The Bush Doctrine is a phrase used to describe various related foreign policy principles of United States president George W. Bush, created in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

1) The phrase initially described the policy that the United States had the right to treat countries that harbor or give aid to terrorist groups as terrorists themselves, which was used to justify the invasion of Afghanistan.

2) Later it came to include additional elements, including the controversial policy of preventive war, which held that the United States should depose foreign regimes that represented a threat to the security of the United States, even if that threat was not immediate (used to justify the invasion of Iraq),

3) a policy of supporting democracy around the world, especially in the Middle East, as a strategy for combating the spread of terrorism, and

4) a willingness to pursue U.S. military interests in a unilateral way.

Some of these policies were codified in a National Security Council text entitled the National Security Strategy of the United States published on September 20, 2002.



TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: abcnews; bush; bushdoctrine; gibson; ignorantmedia; palin
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1 posted on 09/11/2008 5:35:57 PM PDT by KayEyeDoubleDee
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
Well that was fast. Nice screen capture.

I hope this lets everyone take a deep breath and be ready to ask your liberal friends to explain "The Bush Doctrine" in their own words .

2 posted on 09/11/2008 5:39:52 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Exactly! Gibson wasn’t specific and he should have been.


4 posted on 09/11/2008 5:40:08 PM PDT by The Unknown Republican
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
4) a willingness to pursue U.S. military national security interests in a unilateral way.
5 posted on 09/11/2008 5:41:55 PM PDT by Brian S. Fitzgerald
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

I wonder what Charlie thinks the “Bush Doctrine” is?


6 posted on 09/11/2008 5:42:37 PM PDT by TaxRelief (Walmart: Keeping my family on-budget since 1993.)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

And When McCain is President he will have a McCain Doctrine, or, God forbid, the Oabama Doctrine


7 posted on 09/11/2008 5:42:39 PM PDT by RonnG
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To: Brian S. Fitzgerald

That’s curious, let’s see a list of the coaltion again...wasn’t it even larger in numbers of countries that supported overthrowing Saddam as the coaltion that supported in removing him from Kuwait on his father’s watch?


8 posted on 09/11/2008 5:44:12 PM PDT by tpanther
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
Too much is being made of the Bush Doctrine part of the interview.

I thought Sarah finessed the question very well and stayed clear away from fully embracing it, as Gibson defined it.

In any event, the Bush Doctrine is broad and doesn't just mean 'go and invade'.

9 posted on 09/11/2008 5:50:30 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Gator_that_eats_Dems

Wecome to FR newby... Rats abandon ships. This ship is not sinking. Abandon the SS Obama out for a three hour cruse. Your damned candidate is Gilligan.


10 posted on 09/11/2008 5:50:36 PM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Question: Are folks able to go in to Wikepedia and edit postings?


11 posted on 09/11/2008 5:50:44 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Kill 'em til they're dead, then kill 'em again!)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
The Bush Doctrine is a phrase used to describe various related foreign policy principles of United States president George W. Bush, created in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

"Used" by whom? Although I am very familiar with the "foreign policy principles," this is the first time that I ever heard anyone refer to them, individually or collectively, as the "Bush Doctrine."

12 posted on 09/11/2008 5:51:04 PM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

I meant their ship is sinking!! LOL


13 posted on 09/11/2008 5:52:28 PM PDT by Gator_that_eats_Dems
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To: Loyal Buckeye
"Too much is being made of the Bush Doctrine part of the interview."

Exactly. That is the point.

You've probably read some of those "the sky is falling and it's all because she didn't know what the Bush Doctrine is and everybody knows what the Bush Doctrine is and we're all going to die..." posts in some of the other threads. This thread is an attempt to cool that fever. Hopefully it will.

14 posted on 09/11/2008 5:56:15 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Gator_that_eats_Dems
"I meant their ship is sinking!! LOL"

I'm sure you did but, as you certainly now understand, we take no prisoners here. LOL

15 posted on 09/11/2008 5:58:43 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: InterceptPoint

Prisoners are casualties in waiting.


16 posted on 09/11/2008 6:00:15 PM PDT by Gator_that_eats_Dems
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To: tpanther
Gulf war: 34 countries, with two more, Japan and West Germany contributing a sum of $17 billion.

2003 Iraq colaition: 38 countries originally, now at 18.

Britain offered the largest contribution.

17 posted on 09/11/2008 6:00:29 PM PDT by Brian S. Fitzgerald
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

So nice to see important information found by a freeper, that totally debunks the latest attack on Palin, moved to “personal” as if it was some cheeseball vanity.

/s

Maybe it wasn’t breaking news material, but now it will just wither away...


18 posted on 09/11/2008 6:08:03 PM PDT by icwhatudo (If my brother-n-law threatened to kill my father-I'd tell his boss too (Just like Palin did))
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To: icwhatudo
Maybe it wasn’t breaking news material, but now it will just wither away...

Yeah, I've more or less given up trying to fight the Mods [however many of them there are].

I put so much work into these posts, and then they get deleted or moved around by Mods who don't know their posteriors from a hole in the ground.

I'm just about at the point now where I want to get my own blog and say goodbye to FreeRepublic for good.

It's really, really depressing when the Mods are so clueless about what's important and what isn't.

19 posted on 09/11/2008 6:16:15 PM PDT by KayEyeDoubleDee (const Tag &referenceToConstTag)
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To: Bushbacker1
Question: Are folks able to go in to Wikepedia and edit postings?

Yes they are. I expect some leftie will edit that Wiki entry by tomorrow to make it agree with Charlie Gibson's misrepresentation of the term "Bush Doctrine".

20 posted on 09/11/2008 6:16:37 PM PDT by rogue yam
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