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  • LA Times: Obama flirts with a doctrine

    03/31/2011 7:24:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 31, 2011 | By Doyle McManus
    Is an Obama Doctrine in foreign policy developing before our eyes? The president and his aides wave off the idea, at least if it means seeing the U.S.-led military intervention in Libya as a one-size-fits-all model. In a 2005 pledge that some called the Bush Doctrine, our last president also declared the United States to be on the side of democracy activists everywhere. Obama has already used more military force in a country of secondary strategic interest than Bush ever did. Right now, Obama and his staff are too focused on winning the war in Libya to spend much time...
  • The Lion Prowls in Afghanistan

    10/04/2006 6:10:55 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 23 replies · 773+ views
    Mens News Daily ^ | 10/04/06 | Slater Bakhtavar
    “What I want to say is that he was never an extremist, neither in his private nor political life. He believed that a modern moderate Islam could work in Afghanistan. He said that the extreme left or right failed in Afghanistan, since both had neglected the needs of the people. Therefore, we could not govern Afghanistan like any traditional Muslim country.” -Ahmad Wali Massoud regarding Ahmed Massoud Shah of the Northern Alliance. In 1996, funded financially and backed morally by their allies in Pakistan, the Taliban (”Students of Islamic Knowledge Movement”) emerged as the prominent force in Afghanistan after the...
  • Donald Rumsfeld: President Obama has actually accepted the Bush Doctrine

    09/07/2011 3:07:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/07/2011 | Tim Mak
    Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says President Barack Obama has come to accept much of the Bush Doctrine out of necessity, despite what he campaigned on in 2008. Rumsfeld said that Obama needed to keep the Guantanamo Bay detention center open because of national security concerns, and it was the best solution among a host of bad options. “They ended up keeping Guantanamo open not because they like it — we didn’t like it either — but they couldn’t think of a better solution,” Rumsfeld told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren on Tuesday. Rumsfeld then listed a handful of other...
  • US lets nuclear genie out of bottle

    07/22/2011 7:19:18 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 15 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | July 22, 2011 | Tom Mullings
    In the hit movie, “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” the Nazis coveted the ark because they believed that “an army carrying the ark before it would be invincible.” Interestingly, from 1945 until 1949, we Americans developed a revolutionary new weapon, which was equivalent to the “Ark of the Covenant” in that popular movie. An American army, carrying the nuclear ark before it, could have easily conquered all mankind had we chosen to. At the very least, as Gen. Eisenhower remarked in 1946, “If we were ruthlessly realistic, we would not permit any nation with whom we are not firmly allied...
  • It's Easier to Assassinate When You're a Liberal President

    05/06/2011 5:55:44 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 17 replies · 1+ views
    City Journal ^ | 6 May 2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    There was something quite Roman in the killing of Osama bin Laden, something reminiscent of the manner in which the Romans eventually dealt with a rogue’s gallery of charismatic tribal enemies—Spartacus, Vercingetorix, Jugurtha, Mithridates, Boudica, and others—all of whom claimed victory over the Romans and invulnerability from their global reach, only to be eventually defeated, forced to kill themselves, executed, or killed in battle. The killing reminds us that there are official rules we cite and unofficial ones that, thankfully, we actually follow. Pakistan is to be praised publicly as a partner, even as privately it is recognized as the...
  • U.S. Drone Strike in Yemen Reportedly Was Aimed at Radical Cleric Seen as Post-Bin Laden Threat

    05/06/2011 5:10:07 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    U.S. Drone Strike in Yemen Reportedly Was Aimed at Radical Cleric Seen as Post-Bin Laden Threat Published May 06, 2011 | The Wall Street Journal A U.S. drone strike in Yemen on Thursday was aimed at killing Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born radical cleric who is suspected of orchestrating terrorist attacks on the U.S, but the missile missed its target, Yemeni and U.S. officials told the Wall Street Journal. The drone strike comes less than a week after U.S. Navy SEALs killed Usama bin Laden at a compound in Pakistan. Had the drone strike in Yemen been successful, the U.S. would...
  • U.S. targets senior al-Qaeda figure al-Awlaki in Yemeni airstrike

    05/06/2011 5:03:27 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies
    BNO News ^ | May 6, 2011
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- A U.S. drone strike in Yemen on Thursday targeted senior al-Qaeda figure Anwar al-Awlaki but narrowly missed its target, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The drone strike happened at around 3.30 a.m. local time in the Nisab District of Shabwah Governorate, located in southern Yemen. Two al-Qaeda mid-level leaders were killed in the strike, the state-run Saba news agency reported earlier. According to the Wall Street Journal on Friday, the strike was aimed at U.S.-born radical Islamic preacher Anwar al-Awlaki, who has become a senior figure in the al-Qaeda militant organization in recent...
  • The Vindication of George W. Bush

    05/05/2011 6:30:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 215 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 05/05/2011 | Guy Benson
    As lefties gloat over the political implications of Osama bin Laden’s demise, and the media ramp up an “Obama bounce” meme, conservatives should politely but persistently shift the conversation from politics to policy. In my latest column for Townhall, I draw on a number of fascinating news accounts elucidating how the our military and intelligence community finally nailed bin Laden. US officials describe a “mosaic” of intelligence that ultimately led a team of Navy SEALs to a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan — suggesting that it took many years and myriad sources to pinpoint bin Laden’s precise location. As we now...
  • Bush Doctrine: OK For Libya But Not Iraq?

    03/03/2011 5:43:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 3, 2011 | CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
    Voices around the world, from Europe to America to Libya, are calling for U.S. intervention to help bring down Moammar Gadhafi. Yet for bringing down Saddam Hussein, the U.S. has been denounced variously for aggression, deception, arrogance and imperialism. A strange moral inversion, considering that Saddam's evil was an order of magnitude beyond Gadhafi's. Gadhafi is a capricious killer; Saddam was systematic. Gadhafi was too unstable and crazy to begin to match the Baathist apparatus: a comprehensive national system of terror, torture and mass murder, gassing entire villages to create what author Kanan Makiya called a "Republic of Fear." Moreover,...
  • History Lessons for Chris Matthews and Ron Reagan Jr. (Ron-Ron doesn't know the Bush Doctrine)

    10/23/2009 1:17:45 PM PDT · by FrontPageMag.com · 32 replies · 1,381+ views
    NewsRealBlog.com ^ | October 23, 2009 | Ben Johnson
    History is hard when you have a thrill running down your leg.... For a show that prides itself on its knowledge of news and history, Hardball with Chris Matthews made some embarrassing errors last night, including the fact that Ron Reagan Jr. apparently doesn't understand the Bush Doctrine. Chris and Ron, his guest "expert" on Afghanistan, came up with two historical inaccuracies within minutes of one another. When conservative guest Frank Gaffney said he hoped Afghanistan could be pacified, as Germany was after World War II, Matthews snapped: Matthews: There were no American soldiers killed after V-E Day, and...
  • The Full “Corner” Post (Michael Ledeen

    09/08/2009 7:39:11 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies · 623+ views
    Pajamasmedia/Faster Please - Ledeen ^ | Sept. 7, 2009 | Michael Ledeen
    Somehow NRO is having some trouble posting my full reply to my friend Andy McCarthy. I’m sure it will be fixed soon, but in the meantime, here it is: Nothing is better than getting honest criticism from a serious person. It’s almost impossible to find it nowadays, and I’m very grateful to Brother Andy for his kind words and trenchant comments. Ditto to Mark. How did these lawyers learn to write so well? I thought they beat that out of you in Law School… Bush Doctrine: As I remember it, we declared war on terrorist groups and on the countries...
  • HOW BUSH DOCTRINE BATTERS ISLAMISTS: WOMEN TRIUMPH IN KUWAITI ELECTION

    05/20/2009 3:03:45 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies · 726+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 20, 2009 | Amir Taheri
    FORMER President George W. Bush's policy of en couraging Middle East democratization has just produced spectacular results in the Kuwaiti general election. In a major victory for the secular reformists over the Islamists, women -- four of them -- were elected to the 50-seat national parliament for the first time. The Islamists' share of Sunday's vote dropped almost 30 percent from the last general election, held just more than a year ago. The radical Muslim Brotherhood lost three of its four seats, while the hard-line Salafis dropped to two from four. The election of women represents a political earthquake in...
  • Bush Kept America Safe After 9/11: And I Have 20 Thwarted Terrorist Attacks to Prove It

    03/19/2009 10:24:40 AM PDT · by Seth_Stuck · 2 replies · 691+ views
    Conservative Brawler ^ | March 19, 2009 | Conservative Brawler
    Have you ever made the point that President George W. Bush kept this country safe after 9/11, only to have a liberal respond: "Nuh-uh! You can't prove Bush kept us safe!" This fallacious posturing is rooted in the ridiculous assumption that, because terrorists have not conceded that Bush defeated them, we cannot not say "Bush succeeded in keeping America safe after 9/11." I reference Article I, Section 53 of The Holy Doctrine of Liberalism, which clearly states, "Insist everything George W. Bush ever did was wrong, or you run the risk of accidentally validating conservatism." I'm here to tell you...
  • Biden: US Ready To Take Pre-Emptive Action On Iran

    02/08/2009 6:10:47 AM PST · by Fennie · 59 replies · 1,706+ views
    3 News ^ | February 8, 2009
    Vice President Joe Biden warned Saturday that the US stands ready to take pre-emptive action against Iran if it does not abandon nuclear ambitions and its support for terrorism. But in his first major policy speech as President Barack Obama's No 2, Biden also declared the US open for talks with Iran and Russia to repair relations. And he reached out to the world with a promise that the Obama administration will work with allies to solve global problems. "We will draw upon all the elements of our power - military and diplomatic, intelligence and law enforcement, economic and cultural...
  • Bush showed U.S. is no paper tiger

    01/18/2009 4:20:50 AM PST · by tobyhill · 13 replies · 859+ views
    sf gate ^ | 1/18/2009 | Debra J. Saunders
    From the day President Bush took office, the long knives were out for him - in ways they will not (and should not) be out for President-elect Barack Obama. The chattering class saw Dubya as a walking style crime in a cowboy suit. They hit Bush for everything - for the way he mangled syntax, for the books he read, because he worked out too much. Note now that the buff Obama is taking office, stories gushing about Obama's daily workouts flood the channels. Oh, yes, and the same people who belittled Bush for sending troops to war even though...
  • Bush showed U.S. is no paper tiger

    01/17/2009 10:24:11 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 69 replies · 1,524+ views
    SFGate ^ | Saturday, January 17, 2009 | Debra J. Saunders
    From the day President Bush took office, the long knives were out for him - in ways they will not (and should not) be out for President-elect Barack Obama. The chattering class saw Dubya as a walking style crime in a cowboy suit. They hit Bush for everything - for the way he mangled syntax, for the books he read, because he worked out too much. Note now that the buff Obama is taking office, stories gushing about Obama's daily workouts flood the channels. Oh, yes, and the same people who belittled Bush for sending troops to war even though...
  • Ambushed on the Potomac

    01/18/2009 3:32:17 AM PST · by billorites · 25 replies · 1,208+ views
    National Interest ^ | January 6, 2009 | Richard Perle
    FOR EIGHT years George W. Bush pulled the levers of government—sometimes frantically—never realizing that they were disconnected from the machinery and the exertion was largely futile. As a result, the foreign and security policies declared by the president in speeches, in public and private meetings, in backgrounders and memoranda often had little or no effect on the activities of the sprawling bureaucracies charged with carrying out the president’s policies. They didn’t need his directives: they had their own.Again and again the president declared “unacceptable” activities that his administration went on to accept: North Korean nuclear weapons; North Korean missile tests;...
  • Insight into Obama's Middle East Policy?

    12/26/2008 1:56:45 PM PST · by rmlew · 11 replies · 588+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | December 26, 2008 | Daniel Pipes
    Two events earlier this month summed up differing views of George W. Bush's Middle East record. In one, Bush himself offered a valedictory speech, declaring that "the Middle East in 2008 is a freer, more hopeful, and more promising place than it was in 2001." In the other, an Iraqi journalist, Muntadar al-Zaidi, expressed disrespect and rejection by hurling shoes at Bush as the U.S. president spoke in Baghdad, yelling at him, "This is a farewell kiss! Dog! Dog!" Ironically, Zaidi's very impudence confirmed Bush's point about greater freedom; would he have dared to throw shoes at Saddam Hussein?While I...
  • Al Qaeda to Obama: 'Welcome aboard'

    11/30/2008 5:17:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies · 1,390+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2008 | Kevin McCullough
    One theme that has become noticeably absent from Barack Obama's recent press announcements, his weekly internet broadcasts, or his discussion of public policy from his imaginary "Office of the President Elect" (complete with its own seal) has been the discussion of immediately bringing the troops home. The signs of Barack Obama going back on his biggest direct campaign promise are numerous. Secretary Gates is slated to stay on as his Defense Secretary. By extension that means that a number of items will likely not be touched. For starters it is likely the new administration will not revise Iraq policy given...
  • Shultz: Bush defense policy should stay

    11/18/2008 4:30:13 AM PST · by radar101 · 2 replies · 255+ views
    WashTimes ^ | November 18, 2008 | Donald Lambro
    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...
  • Obama to Revive Bush Policies

    11/13/2008 4:53:19 PM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies · 623+ views
    Kashmir Watch ^ | November 13, 2008 | Zaheerul Hassan
    On November 8, 2008 newly elected US President Barack Obama in a telephonic conversation with President Zardari offered to play role in revival of Depleting Economic condition and fortifying the bilateral relations of two countries. He also said that he looked forward to further improve mutual relations and will provide full support for Democracy to Pakistan being their important ally. President Zardari while reciprocating his sentiments expressed the hope for better and improved relations between the two countries in coming days. Though Pakistan supported US out rightly in war against terror during Musharraf regime but even then relations between Washington...
  • Yahoo News Photo- You know Barack is loving this!

  • The Da Vinci Doctrine

    09/19/2008 5:34:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies · 169+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2008 | Michael Gerson
    WASHINGTON -- It is an odd thing to observe a historical debate on events about which one possesses the knowledge of a participant -- something like watching archeologists dig and sift through your living room, proposing their own interpretations of your photos and knickknacks. And it raises a disturbing prospect: That most such debates are conducted by experts possessing great confidence and little knowledge. This controversy began when ABC's Charles Gibson asked Sarah Palin to give her view of the Bush doctrine. Palin's vague answer provoked a dismissive response from Gibson, who defined the doctrine as "anticipatory self-defense." Charles Krauthammer...
  • The Gibson Doctrine (Dennis Prager: On The MSM's Hostility Towards Sarah Palin Alert)

    09/15/2008 9:19:30 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 60 replies · 780+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 9/16/2008 | Dennis Prager
    Sarah Palin's reputation survived her interview with ABC News' Charlie Gibson. The same cannot be said for Charlie Gibson. On my radio show last week, I twice defended Barack Obama. Once, against those conservatives who took a comment made by Obama in an interview with George Stephanopoulos out of context and suggested that Obama had inadvertently admitted he was a Muslim. And again, when I contended that Obama did not imply that Palin was a pig in his now famous "lipstick on a pig" reference. I mention this only because I want to assume that people of good will on...
  • No One – Not Even Bush – Understands “The Bush Doctrine”

    09/15/2008 11:27:11 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 27 replies · 231+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | September 15, 2008 | The Stiletto
    Charlie Gibson’s three-part interview (video) with Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin last week scored big in the ratings, reports trade pub Broadcasting & Cable ... The portion of the interview that created the most buzz was Gibson’s “gotcha” line of questioning on the Bush Doctrine that Palin gamely parried as she tried to figure out what, exactly, he was asking her to comment on until Gibson clarified his question with what turned out to be an incomplete explanation of the Bush Doctrine ... Amazingly, the most sympathetic reactions to Palin’s predicament over the Bush Doctrine came from Dem...
  • The Palin Doctrine (Barf Alert)

    09/14/2008 4:23:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies · 228+ views
    Sarah Palin may be excused for not knowing "the Bush doctrine." The term was thrown at her like a curve ball during an interview last week by ABC's Charles Gibson, whose own description was incomplete. But her assertion of a potential new "doctrine" – one she might bring to the White House – is far less pardonable. She said during that interview that the United States "must do whatever it takes" to fight terrorism. This implies the same amoral existentialism that terrorists use. It goes against the very principles of Western civilization that the jihadists seek to destroy. Ever since...
  • Command of foreign policy exposes Palin's critics

    09/14/2008 11:33:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies · 212+ views
    The Australian ^ | 9/15/2008 | Greg Sheridan
    SARAH Palin, John McCain's vice-presidential running mate, continues to drive the liberal establishment mad - both in the US and around the world (including Australia). When McCain first chose Palin as his running mate, every liberal commentator called it a disaster. She gave a brilliant speech atthe Republican convention and the McCain ticket suddenly shot ahead of Barack Obama, nationally and in key battleground states. The liberal consensus replied that she didn't write the speech herself, as though Obama, McCain and Obama's running mate, Joe Biden, don't have speech writers. Just wait till Palin has to do unscripted interviews, they...
  • Comparison: Gibson Questions for Obama (and Edwards in 2004) vs. for Sarah Palin

    09/13/2008 10:22:57 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 42 replies · 895+ views
    Hotair/ABC ^ | 9-13-08 | ABC News/Hot Air
    Obama interview: How does it feel to break a glass ceiling? How does it feel to “win”? How does your family feel about your “winning” breaking a glass ceiling? Who will be your VP? Should you choose Hillary Clinton as VP? Will you accept public finance? What issues is your campaign about? Will you visit Iraq? Will you debate McCain at a town hall? What did you think of your competitor’s [Clinton] speech? Palin interview: Do you have enough qualifications for the job you’re seeking? Specifically have you visited foreign countries and met foreign leaders? Aren’t you conceited to be...
  • Charlie Gibson's Gaffee (I know a bit about the term 'Bush Doctrine' - I was the 1st to use it)

    09/13/2008 11:29:50 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 27 replies · 731+ views
    Town Hall ^ | Saturday, September 13, 2008 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>WASHINGTON -- Informed her? Rubbish.</p> <p>The Times got it wrong. And Charlie Gibson got it wrong.</p> <p>There is no single meaning of the Bush doctrine. In fact, there have been four distinct meanings, each one succeeding another over the eight years of this administration -- and the one Charlie Gibson cited is not the one in common usage today.</p>
  • WaPo Vindicates Palin: There are 7 Different Bush Doctrines

    09/13/2008 7:25:45 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 25 replies · 118+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | September 13, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    I guess newsboy Charlie Gibson was the one who didn't do his homework. If, instead of being cute and trying to play gotcha, he had simply asked whether she agreed with the policy of preemptive strikes on America's would-be enemies, he would have been fine. But he was too clever by half. From The Washington Post. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin seemed puzzled Thursday when ABC News anchor Charles Gibson asked her whether she agrees with the "Bush doctrine." "In what respect, Charlie?" she replied. Intentionally or not, the Republican vice presidential nominee was on to something. After a brief exchange,...
  • (Triple Barf Alert): She’s Not Ready

    09/13/2008 7:20:07 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 47 replies · 107+ views
    www.nytimes.com ^ | September 12, 2008 | BOB HERBERT
    September 13, 2008 Op-Ed Columnist She’s Not Ready By BOB HERBERT While watching the Sarah Palin interview with Charlie Gibson Thursday night, and the coverage of the Palin phenomenon in general, I’ve gotten the scary feeling, for the first time in my life, that dimwittedness is not just on the march in the U.S., but that it might actually prevail. How is it that this woman could have been selected to be the vice presidential candidate on a major party ticket? How is it that so much of the mainstream media has dropped all pretense of seriousness to hop aboard...
  • Charlie Gibson's Gaffe (He doesn't know the Bush Doctrine)

    09/13/2008 3:39:34 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 18 replies · 213+ views
    WaPo ^ | 9/13/08 | M
    "At times visibly nervous . . . Ms. Palin most visibly stumbled when she was asked by Mr. Gibson if she agreed with the Bush doctrine. Ms. Palin did not seem to know what he was talking about. Mr. Gibson, sounding like an impatient teacher, informed her that it meant the right of 'anticipatory self-defense.' " -- New York Times, Sept. 12 Informed her? Rubbish. The New York Times got it wrong. And Charlie Gibson got it wrong. There is no single meaning of the Bush doctrine. In fact, there have been four distinct meanings, each one succeeding another over...
  • Many Versions of 'Bush Doctrine'; Palin's Confusion in Interview Understandable, Experts Say

    09/12/2008 11:06:54 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 34 replies · 174+ views
    Many Versions of 'Bush Doctrine' Palin's Confusion in Interview Understandable, Experts Say By Michael Abramowitz Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, September 13, 2008; A01 Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin seemed puzzled Thursday when ABC News anchor Charles Gibson asked her whether she agrees with the "Bush doctrine." "In what respect, Charlie?" she replied. Intentionally or not, the Republican vice presidential nominee was on to something. After a brief exchange, Gibson explained that he was referring to the idea -- enshrined in a September 2002 White House strategy document -- that the United States may act militarily to counter a perceived threat...
  • Which “Bush doctrine” did you mean, Charlie?

    09/12/2008 10:26:23 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies · 133+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | September 12, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    Charles Krauthammer, the man who coined the phrase “Bush doctrine,” turns the table on the condescending Charlie Gibson. Take off your smart glasses, Charlie. Because you’ve been schooled: The New York Times got it wrong. And Charlie Gibson got it wrong. There is no single meaning of the Bush doctrine. In fact, there have been four distinct meanings, each one succeeding another over the eight years of this administration — and the one Charlie Gibson cited is not the one in common usage today. It is utterly different. He asked Palin, “Do you agree with the Bush doctrine?” She responded,...
  • The Bush doctrine (Krauthammer in 2001)

    09/12/2008 9:59:21 PM PDT · by palmer · 5 replies · 276+ views
    CNN ^ | February 26, 2001 | Charles Krauthammer
    ... Bush's refreshing question was: Why? We don't need Russians cutting our offensive weapons through arms-control treaties. And we don't need Russians telling us whether or not to build defensive weapons. This was the genesis of the Bush Doctrine, now taking shape as the Administration takes power....
  • Obama: Clinton Would Continue "Bush Doctrine" (July 2007)

    09/12/2008 9:09:04 PM PDT · by palmer · 14 replies · 202+ views
    ABC News ^ | July 26, 2007 | Rick Klein
    ...In a conference call with reporters, Obama said Clinton would continue the "Bush doctrine" of only speaking to leaders of rogue nations if they first meet conditions laid out by the United States....
  • SARAH PALIN AND THE BUSH DOCTRINE - EXPLAINED COMPLETELY

    09/12/2008 9:06:47 PM PDT · by andrew roman · 35 replies · 960+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 12 September 2008 | Andrew Roman
    Charles Gibson, foot-swinging ABC News “gotcha” merchant, looked like someone poured castor oil in his Cheerio bowl just prior to his interview with Governor Sarah Palin. He had a scowl on his kisser that would’ve made WC Fields envious, all the while masterfully balancing those professorial eyeglasses on the end of his nose like a seasoned circus performer handles the tightrope. In retrospect, he probably should have – and certainly could have - been a smidgen more specific when grilling Governor Palin about the Bush Doctrine. Still, the onus was squarely on the Governor of the great state of Alaska...
  • Bush Doctrine? Palin Got It, Gibson Didn't

    09/12/2008 7:42:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies · 4,643+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 12, 2008 | Charles Krauthammer
    "Ms. Palin most visibly stumbled when she was asked by Mr. Gibson if she agreed with the Bush doctrine. Ms. Palin did not seem to know what he was talking about. Mr. Gibson, sounding like an impatient teacher, informed her that it meant the right of 'anticipatory self-defense.' " —New York Times, Sept. 12Informed her? Rubbish. The Times got it wrong. And Charlie Gibson got it wrong. There is no single meaning of the Bush doctrine. In fact, there have been four distinct meanings, each one succeeding another over the eight years of this administration — and the one Charlie...
  • Many Versions of 'Bush Doctrine'

    09/12/2008 7:30:40 PM PDT · by Plutarch · 14 replies · 261+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 13, 2008 | Michael Abramowitz
    Palin Was Right to Be Confused by Question, Experts Say By Michael Abramowitz Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, September 13, 2008; Page A01 Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin seemed puzzled Thursday when ABC News anchor Charles Gibson asked her whether she agrees with the "Bush doctrine." "In what respect, Charlie?" she replied. Intentionally or not, the Republican vice presidential nominee was on to something. After a brief exchange, Gibson explained that he was referring to the idea -- enshrined in a September 2002 White House strategy document -- that the United States may act militarily to counter a perceived threat emerging...
  • Charles on Charles - Bush Doctrine

    09/12/2008 7:27:35 PM PDT · by flyfree · 6 replies · 205+ views
    Charles Krauthammer, who originally coined the phrase “The Bush Doctrine” in 2001, thinks Charles Gibson doesn’t know what it means, and argues that “in what respect, Charlie?” is a sensible response to an ambiguous question.
  • Charlie Gibson's Gaffe (Bush Doctrine)

    09/12/2008 3:42:36 PM PDT · by red flanker · 33 replies · 393+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 13, 2008 | Charles Krauthammer
    "At times visibly nervous . . . Ms. Palin most visibly stumbled when she was asked by Mr. Gibson if she agreed with the Bush doctrine. Ms. Palin did not seem to know what he was talking about. Mr. Gibson, sounding like an impatient teacher, informed her that it meant the right of 'anticipatory self-defense.' " -- New York Times, Sept. 12 Informed her? Rubbish. The New York Times got it wrong. And Charlie Gibson got it wrong. There is no single meaning of the Bush Doctrine. In fact, there have been four distinct meanings, each one succeeding another over...
  • "Bush Doctrine" (search results)

    09/12/2008 3:47:20 PM PDT · by palmer · 4 replies · 115+ views
    Juneau Empire ^ | Jan 2008 | Jonathan Last
    URL is for search in the Juneau newspaper for "Bush Doctrine" Returns three hits: one editorial and two letters to the editor.
  • Palin's interview with Charles Gibson

    09/12/2008 3:22:56 PM PDT · by bahblahbah · 6 replies · 147+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | Sep 12 2008 | Clive Crook
    I don't go along with the view that her answers on the "Bush doctrine" were a serious misstep, however. True, she did not know what that term meant. The fact is, it means different things to different people. If Gibson had put that question to me, my answer would have been: "It depends what you mean by the Bush doctrine." In effect, that was what she said. And it deserves to be noted (as Jim points out, but with a kindly lack of emphasis, calling it a minor error) that Gibson himself apparently does not know what it means. GIBSON...
  • An Honest Question

    09/12/2008 2:58:38 PM PDT · by bahblahbah · 11 replies · 161+ views
    Culture11 - The Confabulum ^ | Sep 12 2008 | James Poulos
    What good are Palin’s libertarian-conservative bona fides if she’s Joe Lieberman on foreign policy? Don’t get me wrong: I am quite delighted to see a Republican running for high office who is a Bush Doctrine virgin. But to my infinite frustration, a moderate degree of hawkishness such as my own — I supported the Iraq war on international-legal grounds; I supported independence for Kosovo on grounds of honor for the US and expediency for Europe; I am a philosemitic friend to Israel, but think the challenges facing the US and Israel are not identical — is inadequate to the folks...
  • Palin’s Definition of ‘Bush Doctrine’ Hits the Gibson Mark

    09/12/2008 2:13:54 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 28 replies · 213+ views
    Fox News ^ | Sept 12, 2008 | Bill Sammon
    ABC News’ Charles Gibson, who is being credited with stumping Sarah Palin on the definition of the “Bush Doctrine,” has himself defined the nebulous phrase in a variety of ways, including one that mirrored Palin’s disputed explanation. Gibson and his colleagues have been all over the map in defining the Bush Doctrine over the last seven years. In 2001, Gibson himself defined it as “a promise that all terrorists organizations with global reach will be found, stopped and defeated.” But when Palin tried to give a similar definition on Thursday, Gibson corrected her.
  • Wiki P Feverishly Rewrites ‘Bush Doctrine’

    09/12/2008 12:50:58 PM PDT · by mathprof · 8 replies · 202+ views
    From the always objective Wikipedia: (Click images to enlarge) Mind you, this is just page one of the revisions. The rewrites just since September 12th go on for pages.So there is an advantage to being computer savvy after all.
  • The Bush doctrine

    09/12/2008 11:00:30 AM PDT · by Exton1 · 13 replies · 231+ views
    inside Politics ^ | February 26, 2001 | Charles Krauthammer
    In American foreign policy, a new motto: Don't ask. Tell For eight years the Clinton Administration preached the need for exquisite sensitivity to the Russians. They'd had a rough time. They needed nurturing from their new American friends. They got it. We fed them loans, knowing that much of the money would disappear corruptly. We turned away from atrocity in Chechnya lest we weaken the new Russian state. But most important, we went weak in the knees on missile defense. The prospect of American antiballistic missiles upset the Russians. And upsetting the Russians was something we simply were not to...
  • The "Bush Doctrine" is an abstract term not a hard Document. Palin answered well.

    09/12/2008 9:35:26 AM PDT · by Schwarzeneger · 9 replies · 111+ views
    RDS | 09/12/08 | RDS
    Palin not knowing what exactly they were referring to, isn't like she is stupid , she isn't up on the terminology of the inside the beltway crowd. There is NO SUCH DOCUMENT and its not a REAL THING. The main elements of the Bush Doctrine are normally extracted form a National Security Council document, National Security Strategy of the United States, published on September 20, 2002, and this document is often cited as the definitive statement of the BUSH Doctrine. The National Security Strategy was updated in 2006. The Bush Doctrine is only a phrase used to describe various related...
  • Bush Doctrine!?

    09/12/2008 10:19:12 AM PDT · by Care4Facts · 36 replies · 258+ views
    How many of readers here, honestly, know what is Bush Doctrine. I mean, if you ask others whether preemptive attack is a part of Bush Doctrine, many will say yes. Now close book, without hint, what is Bush doctrine? I don’t think many can answer this question. I just don’t understand why Gibson likes this sort of academic questions. Let me give you an example, use “Bush Doctrine” site:www.nytimes.com and search on google, you will only find 658 results. If you search for “President Bush” site:www.nytimes.com, you will find about 183,000 results. If this doctrine is so well-known, why it...
  • Defining the Bush Doctrine (Excellent summary!)

    09/12/2008 7:16:47 AM PDT · by PhatHead · 16 replies · 1,528+ views
    NRO - Media Blog ^ | 12 September 2008 | Greg Pollowitz
    The left is going bananas over Governor Palin's answer to Gibson's "Bush Doctrine" question. Andy McCarthy has a good post on it over in the Corner, but I thought I'd add a little history of the "Bush Doctrine" using the search function at NYTimes.com. The term "Bush Doctrine" looks to have been used for the first time, post 9/11, in mid-November: A senior administration official said Mr. Bush's speech would be a fleshing out of what the White House calls the Bush Doctrine — the assertion that nations that harbor terrorists are as guilty as the terrorists themselves. In January...