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Shultz: Bush defense policy should stay
WashTimes ^ | November 18, 2008 | Donald Lambro

Posted on 11/18/2008 4:30:13 AM PST by radar101

Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz says President-elect Barack Obama should practice President Bush's doctrine of pre-emptive defense against terrorism that has kept the country safe since the Sept. 11 attacks.

Mr. Shultz credited Mr. Bush with pushing "a controversial but important idea" he said has made the U.S. a harder target when other nations were being hit by terrorists.

"That is, that in this age where there are people who want to do damage to us through terrorist tactics, you want to be aggressive in trying to find out what might happen before it happens, and then stop it from happening; that is, take preventive action," he said in an interview with The Washington Times in his office at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

"And that's an uncomfortable idea for people, particularly when the act of prevention takes place in some other country. Even if it takes place in this country, it has its problems," said Mr. Shultz, President Reagan's secretary of state during a turbulent period of the Cold War that ended with an arms-control agreement between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.

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KEYWORDS: 111th; bho2008; bushdoctrine; cicobama; defense; lambro; preemptivepolicy; presidentbush

1 posted on 11/18/2008 4:30:13 AM PST by radar101
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To: radar101

Finally — a voice of reason.

And not surprisingly, it comes from the Reagan administration.


2 posted on 11/18/2008 4:31:53 AM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: radar101
Barry will likely do just that.

Since his wife is/was on the board of CFR Chicago, *suggestions* from Shultz (CFR director 81-82) should be heeded.

More on CFR influence:

http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Foreign_Policy_Institutions/CFR_Debates_Torture.html

3 posted on 11/18/2008 4:46:30 AM PST by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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