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  • ABC's Bungles

    09/12/2008 4:20:06 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 140 replies · 1,581+ views
    New York Post ^ | September 12, 2008 | Kirsten Power
    ABC'S BUNGLES BOTCHES MAR PALIN INTERVIEW September 12, 2008 LAST night, Sarah Palin had her first big-time media interview with Charlie Gibson on ABC World News Tonight. At times, Palin seemed to know less than she should. On the other hand, Gibson sometimes seemed to "know" things that just aren't so. Her responses to Gibson's cross-examining seemed canned and rehearsed, a little like the answers you might give in a tough college interview. But that may be a result of the ham-fisted editing - which seemed to cut her off mid-thought on many answers. ABC should release the entire, unedited...
  • Palin right on Bush Doctrine, ABC NEWS doesn't even know what it means

    09/12/2008 1:11:06 AM PDT · by jeltz25 · 77 replies · 1,286+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 9-12-08 | Richard Starr
    What Exactly Is the 'Bush Doctrine'? It's being taken in some quarters as revelatory of inexperience that Sarah Palin sought clarification when ABC's Charlie Gibson asked her about the Bush Doctrine. To review, here is the passage from the transcript. GIBSON: Do you agree with the Bush doctrine? PALIN: In what respect, Charlie? GIBSON: The Bush -- well, what do you -- what do you interpret it to be? PALIN: His world view. GIBSON: No, the Bush doctrine, enunciated September 2002, before the Iraq war. PALIN: I believe that what President Bush has attempted to do is rid this world...
  • Barack Obama doesn't seem to know what the Bush Doctrine is all about either

    09/11/2008 8:29:57 PM PDT · by · 21 replies · 322+ views ^ | September 11, 2008 | Barack Obama didn’t seem to know what the Bush Doctrine was all about either September 11th, 2008 · No Comments In a Democratic Primary Debate, the One, the Messiah, Barack Obama had a chance to define the Bush doctrine and then give his vision for the Obama doctrine. Here is what he said, see if any of it reminds you of a certain politician: SIEGEL: Senator Obama, the short version of the Obama Doctrine. SEN. OBAMA: Well, I think one of the things about the Obama Doctrine is it’s not going to be as doctrinaire as the Bush Doctrine...
  • The "Bush Doctrine" - moonbat version

    09/11/2008 7:38:57 PM PDT · by PhilosopherStones · 33 replies · 189+ views
    09/11/2008 | PhilosopherStones
    For those here who think Sarah flubbed the "Bush Doctrine" question, I would like to remind you what the moonbats and their MSM supporters think the Bush doctrine is: 1) Invade a sovereign country. 2) Kill 1 million innocent civilians 3) Do it based on what you know is a lie, 4) Do it so that your oil cronies can take over the oil fields. Sarah knew it was a trap (I watched ABC just to make sure - don't tell me I don't have a strong stomach!) She responded by making Charlie clarify what he meant before she answered....
  • Wikipedia: Bush Doctrine = "various related foreign policy principles" [LISTS AT LEAST FOUR]

    09/11/2008 5:35:57 PM PDT · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 32 replies · 461+ views
    Thursday, September 11, 2008 | Hat tip - Freeper InterceptPoint
    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...
  • What is the Bush Doctrine and why should I care?

    09/11/2008 5:16:31 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 28 replies · 633+ views
    me ^ | today | rebelbase
    There's been some flap from FReeps on one of the Charlie Gibson Interview threads that Palin goofed on not knowing what the Bush Doctrine was. What the heck does that have to do with shooting moose? Really is this a media created buzz word? Do they teach it in War College? Is it that important to know? Does it matter?
  • I was right to oppose NATO intervention in Kosovo

    04/26/2008 7:16:37 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 10 replies · 110+ views
    The Daily Star ^ | April 25, 2008 | Robert Skidelsky
    Kosovo's recent unilateral declaration of independence brought back memories. I publicly opposed NATO's attack on Serbia - carried out in the name of protecting the Kosovars from Serb atrocities - in March 1999. At that time, I was a member of the Opposition Front Bench - or Shadow Government - in Britain's House of Lords. The then Conservative leader, William Hague, immediately expelled me to the "back benches." Thus ended my (minor) political career. Ever since, I have wondered whether I was right or wrong. I opposed military intervention for two reasons. First, I argued that while it might do...
  • Has Bush Forgotten His Own Doctrine?

    08/08/2008 5:50:36 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 7 replies · 147+ views
    Jewish Chronicle ^ | August 8,'08 | Melanie Phillips
    The Iranian regime is gloating at having faced down the international community's deadline for halting uranium enrichment. Recently a Kuwaiti paper reported yet another ominous development. Iran is constructing a secret nuclear reactor in the Zargan region in order to avoid international oversight. A nuclear plant would threaten the existence of Israel and hold the rest of the world to ransom. Yet from all the signals coming out of Washington and Jerusalem it seems that the Bush administration has decided not to confront Iran but to appease it. Recent signs of this include its decision to station diplomats in Iran...
  • Analysis of the Global War on Terror: Turning the Devious Into the Direct

    07/20/2008 12:24:07 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 6 replies · 132+ views
    Argghh! ^ | 7/20/08 | Kat
    If the United States had planned to draw Al Qaeda and its adherents out of Pakistan and into Iraq for a battle in the heart of the Islamic region, it is very unlikely that any official would acknowledge that in public; neither verbally nor in writing. In setting the stage for battling Al Qaeda and invading Iraq, to separate the region and the people from supporting either out of any sense of ethnic or religious loyalty, the United States had spoken deliberately. In both cases, insisting that the United States was not interested in making war on Islam, Arabs or...
  • President George W Bush backs Israeli plan for strike on Iran

    07/13/2008 9:57:58 AM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 26 replies · 170+ views
    Times Online ^ | July 13, 2008 | Uzi Mahnaimi
    President George W Bush has told the Israeli government that he may be prepared to approve a future military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities if negotiations with Tehran break down, according to a senior Pentagon official. Despite the opposition of his own generals and widespread scepticism that America is ready to risk the military, political and economic consequences of an airborne strike on Iran, the president has given an “amber light” to an Israeli plan to attack Iran’s main nuclear sites with long-range bombing sorties, the official told The Sunday Times. “Amber means get on with your preparations, stand by...
  • George W Bush - buffoon or great leader?

    07/08/2008 8:21:55 PM PDT · by Roscoe Karns · 83 replies · 183+ views ^ | July , 9 2008 | Sameh El-Shahat
    Whatever happened to leadership and honesty as presidential traits? I happen to believe that the only leader in the West to have these two admirable qualities in droves is the leader of the free world: George W Bush.
  • A Clean Slate for North Korea

    06/27/2008 6:25:00 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 6 replies · 99+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 6-27-08 | Jacob Laksin
    YOU KNOW THE BUSH administration’s North Korea policy is fatally flawed when even Barack Obama, last heard pledging to meet with the world’s dictators “without preconditions,” judges it naďve. And yet, the presumptive Democratic nominee sounded all too sensible yesterday when he suggested that the Bush administration’s baffling decision to strike Pyongyang from the U.S. list of terrorism-sponsoring states and to lift trade sanctions against the tyrannical regime
  • Why We're Safer

    06/17/2008 9:47:14 AM PDT · by Jbny · 10 replies · 95+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | June 17, 2008 | Abe Greenwald
    British writer Oliver Kamm has a piece up at comment is free proclaiming that George Bush has made the world a safer place. Kamm writes: The grand strategy pursued by the U.S. under Bush has overestimated the plasticity of the international order, but it has got one big thing right. There is an integral connection between the terrorism that targets western societies and the autocratic states in which Islamist fanaticism is incubated. Remember that connection? Or has it been supplanted in the public consciousness with the all-important connection between the Iraq War and world opinion?
  • 'Bush Believes History Is On His Side'

    06/15/2008 7:14:14 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 86 replies · 108+ views
    'Bush Believes History Is On His Side' Tim Marshall Foreign Affairs editor Updated:02:04, Monday June 16, 2008 George Bush believes that where the British Empire stumbled, what he calls 'Freedom's March' will succeed. The American President was asked by Sky News about the British and Soviet experiences in Afghanistan. He gave an emotional response which went to the heart of his foreign policy thinking: "This isn't the American Empire, the British Empire or coalition empire; this is freedom's march. And freedom has had a way of taking hold in some of the places where people have never given freedom a...
  • Why We Went to Iraq

    06/03/2008 9:15:44 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 12 replies · 143+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/4/08 | FOUAD AJAMI
    Nor is there anything unprecedented, or particularly dishonest, about the way the rationale for the war shifted when the hunt for weapons of mass destruction had run aground. True, the goal of a democratic Iraq – and the broader agenda of the war as a spearhead of "reform" in Arab and Muslim lands – emerged a year or so after the onset of the war. But the aims of practically every war always shift with the course of combat, and with historical circumstances. Need we recall that the abolition of slavery had not been an "original" war aim, and that...
  • President 'Bush to mourn failure to attack Iran'

    06/03/2008 8:32:36 PM PDT · by Flavius · 14 replies · 116+ views
    so called press tv ^ | 6/4/2008 | propaganda bob
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says George W. Bush will end his presidency with a 'grief of failure' to wage war on Tehran. In a Tuesday press conference at the headquarters of a UN summit on the global food crisis, Ahmadinejad said the Bush administration has leveled false accusations against Tehran in order to justify a military strike on Iran. The White House alleges that Iran is developing a nuclear weapons program and insists that military option remains on the table to counter what it calls 'the Iranian threat'. Tehran, however, rejects the allegations, stressing that its nuclear program is purely...
  • W vs. Terror

    06/02/2008 7:19:52 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 12 replies · 198+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 02, 2008 | John Hinderaker
    W vs. Terror By John Hinderaker IT'S an article of faith on the left that the Bush administration has done nothing that has enhanced our security - rather, its alleged blunders have only contributed to the number of jihadists who want to attack us. Empirically, however, something clearly has made us safer since 2001. Successful attacks on the United States and its interests overseas have not increased, as had been widely predicted, but instead dwindled to virtually nothing. A steady stream of terrorist attacks on America and US interests abroad were launched from the 1980s forward. A partial history: 1988:...
  • White House denies Iran attack report

    05/20/2008 6:40:47 PM PDT · by RDTF · 14 replies · 114+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 20, 2008 | not specified
    The White House on Tuesday flatly denied an Army Radio report that claimed US President George W. Bush intends to attack Iran before the end of his term. It said that while the military option had not been taken off the table, the administration preferred to resolve concerns about Iran's push for a nuclear weapon "through peaceful diplomatic means." Army Radio had quoted a top official in Jerusalem claiming that a senior member in the entourage of President Bush, who visited Israel last week, had said in a closed meeting here that Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney were of...
  • Message to the Congress of the United States

    05/20/2008 5:00:59 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 10 replies · 85+ views
    The White House ^ | May 20, 2008 | The President
    TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES:      Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date.  In accordance with this provision, I have sent the enclosed notice to the Federal Register for publication.  This notice states that the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13303 of May 22, 2003, as modified in scope and relied upon for additional steps taken in...
  • Podhoretz in defense of Bush, Sharon and himself.

    04/07/2008 12:28:16 PM PDT · by tedbel · 2 replies · 114+ views
    Israpundit ^ | April 7/08 | Ted Belman
    Norman Podhoretz, as you will recall, was a staunch supporter of GW Bush, and is staying the course, and was in support of Sharon's Disengagement. He now replies to his critics of both these positions, in his Commentary article, Israel and the Palestinians:Has Bush Reneged?. Anyone interested in the peace process from its beginning in Madrid should read this very informative article. He begins, On June 24, 2002, George W. Bush, having already become the first American President to come out openly and officially for the establishment of a Palestinian state, attached two stern conditions to that new policy. The...