Skip to comments.Wikipedia: Bush Doctrine = "various related foreign policy principles" [LISTS AT LEAST FOUR]
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.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.
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.
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 .
Exactly! Gibson wasn’t specific and he should have been.
I wonder what Charlie thinks the “Bush Doctrine” is?
And When McCain is President he will have a McCain Doctrine, or, God forbid, the Oabama Doctrine
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?
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'.
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.
Question: Are folks able to go in to Wikepedia and edit postings?
"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."
I meant their ship is sinking!! LOL
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.
I'm sure you did but, as you certainly now understand, we take no prisoners here. LOL
Prisoners are casualties in waiting.
2003 Iraq colaition: 38 countries originally, now at 18.
Britain offered the largest contribution.
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.
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.
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".