Friday, September 12, 2008

Quote for the day:

Whatever you give a woman, she's going to multiply. If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby.
If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal.
If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her.
So - if you give her any crap, you will receive a ton of shit

(as opposed to the moose hunter palin who is clueless

i think i want to scream a little before i send her a copy of "the bush doctrine for DUMMIES)

wiki sarah,wiki

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Bush Doctrine

President Bush makes remarks in 2006 during a press conference in the Rose Garden about Iran's nuclear ambitions and discusses North Korea's nuclear test.The Bush Doctrine is a phrase used to describe various principles of United States president George W. Bush, created in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks. There are many and varied elements to the phrase. It is sometimes described as the policy that the United States has 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.[1] 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 supposed threat to the security of the United States, even if that threat was not immediate (used to justify the invasion of Iraq), a policy of supporting democracy around the world, especially in the Middle East, as a strategy for combating the spread of terrorism, and a willingness to pursue U.S. military interests in a unilateral way.[2][3][4] 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.[5] This represented a dramatic shift from the United States's Cold War policies of deterrence and containment, under the Truman Doctrine, and a departure from post-Cold War philosophies such as the Powell Doctrine and the Clinton Doctrine.

The first usage of the term to refer to the policies of George W. Bush may have been when conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer used the term in February 2001 to refer to the president's unilateral approach to national missile defense.[6]

The main elements of the Bush Doctrine were codified in a National Security Council document, National Security Strategy of the United States, published on September 20, 2002,[5] and this document is often cited as the definitive statement of the doctrine.[7][8][9] The National Security Strategy was updated in 2006.[10]

In an interview with ABC News' Charles Gibson on September 11, 2008, Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin appeared to be unfamiliar with the Bush Doctrine.

The September 11, 2001 attacks were most likely planned and executed by Osama bin Laden and other members of Al Qaeda. Al Qaeda is a terrorist group that was then based in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. President Bush decided soon after the 9/11 attacks that the proper response was not just military attacks against Al Qaeda bases, but deposing the Taliban altogether and installing in their place a U.S.-friendly government. This presented a foreign-policy challenge, since it was not the Taliban that had initiated the attacks, and there was no evidence that they had any foreknowledge of the attacks. In an address to the nation on the evening of September 11, Bush stated his resolution of the issue by declaring that "we will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them."[11]

Later, two distinct schools of thought arose in the Bush Administration regarding the question of how to handle countries such as Iraq, Iran, and North Korea ("Axis of Evil" states). Secretary of State Colin Powell and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, as well as US Department of State specialists, argued for what was essentially the continuation of existing US foreign policy. These policies, developed after the Cold War, sought to establish a multilateral consensus for action (which would likely take the form of increasingly harsh sanctions against the problem states, summarized as the policy of containment). The opposing view, argued by Vice President Dick Cheney, then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and a number of influential Department of Defense policy makers such as Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Perle, held that direct and unilateral action was both possible and justified and that America should embrace the opportunities for democracy and security offered by its position as sole remaining superpower. President Bush ultimately sided with the Department of Defense camp, and their recommendations.

These principles are sometimes referred to as the Bush Doctrine although the term is often used to describe other elements of Bush policy and is not universally recognized as the single concept. Among the signers of PNAC's original Statement of Principles were a number of people who later gained high positions in the Bush administration, including Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and Perle.[12]

The Bush Doctrine covers a wide aspect of concepts - usually focused on various policies. They may include: champion aspirations for human dignity, strengthen alliances to defeat global terrorism and work to prevent attacks against the US and its friends, work with others to defuse regional conflicts, prevent the enemies of the US from threatening it, its allies and friends with weapons of mass destruction, ignite a new era of global economic growth through free markets and free trade, expand the circle of development by opening societies and building the infrastructure of democracy, and develop agendas for cooperative action with the other main centers of global power.[5] Out of the National Security Stategy, four main points are highlighted as the core to the Bush Doctrine: Preemption, Military Primacy, New Multilateralism, and the Spread of Democracy.[13] The document emphasized pre-emption by stating: "America is now threatened less by conquering states than we are by failing ones. We are menaced less by fleets and armies than by catastrophic technologies in the hands of the embittered few." and required "defending the United States, the American people, and our interests at home and abroad by identifying and destroying the threat before it reaches our borders." [14]

Another part of the intellectual underpinning of the Bush Doctrine was the 2004 book The Case for Democracy, written by Natan Sharansky and Ron Dermer, which Bush has cited as influential in his thinking.[15] The book argues that replacing dictatorships with democratic governments is both morally justified, since it leads to greater freedom for the citizens of such countries, and strategically wise, since democratic countries are more peaceful, and breed less terrorism, than dictatorial ones.

[edit] Criticisms
Critics of the Bush Doctrine are suspicious of the increasing willingness of the US to use military force unilaterally. Some published criticisms include Storer H. Rowley’s June 2002 article in the Chicago Tribune,[16] Anup Shah’s at,[17] and Nat Parry’s April 2004 article at[18] Robert W. Tucker and David C. Hendrickson argue that it reflects a turn away from international law, and marks the end of American legitimacy in foreign affairs.[19]. It is also argued that the Bush Doctrine is too ideological and not pragmatic enough. Others have stated that it could lead to other states resorting to the production of WMD’s or terrorist activities.[20] This doctrine is argued to be contrary to the Just War Theory and would constitute a war of aggression.[21][22] Patrick J. Buchanan[23] writes that the 2003 invasion of Iraq has significant similarities to the 1996 neoconservative policy paper A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm.

[edit] See also
Command responsibility
Foreign policy doctrine
Iraq Liberation Act
Jus ad bellum
Powell Doctrine
The One Percent Doctrine
United States Presidential doctrines
War on Terrorism

[edit] References
^ Editorial Observer; President Bush and the Middle East Axis of Ambiguity, Steven R. Weisman, The New York Times, April 13, 2002
^ Edwards Rejects the "War on Terror", Mike Allen, Time Magazine, May 2, 2007
^ First Things First, Mark Levin, ...and another thing (National Review blog), August 16, 2006
^ Confronting Iraq, Susan Page, USA Today Education, March 17, 2003
^ a b c National Security Strategy of the United StatesNational Security Council, September 20, 2002.
^ Krauthammer, Charles (2001-02-26). "[ The Bush doctrine: In American foreign policy, a new motto: Don't ask. Tell]", CNN.
^ Editorial (2003-04-13). "Aftermath; The Bush Doctrine", New York Times.
^ Editorial (2002-09-22). "The Bush Doctrine", New York Times.
^ Gitlin, Todd (January/February 2003). "America's Age of Empire: The Bush Doctrine", Mother Jones. Retrieved on 2008-09-12.
^ Statement by the President in His Address to the Nation, September 11, 2001
^ Project for the New American Century Statement of Principles, June 3, 1997
^ Keir A. Lieber and Robert J. Lieber, ["The Bush National Security Strategy"]
^ Chicago Tribune, ["The Bush Doctrine",0,6804685.story]
^ What the president reads, John F. Dickerson, Time, January 10, 2005
^ Critics Say Bush Doctrine Might Provoke 1st Strike
^ The Bush Doctrine of Pre-emptive Strikes; A Global Pax Americana
^ The Bush Doctrine's Vietnam Paradox
^ Robert W. Tucker and David C. Hendrickson, "The Sources of American Legitimacy," Foreign Affairs (November/December 2004), pp. 18-32
^ Richard Falk, "The New Bush Doctrine," The Nation July 15, 2002.
^ Neta C. Crawford, Just War Theory and the U.S. Counterterror War
^ Jeffrey Record, The Bush Doctrine and War with Iraq
^ Patrick J. Buchanan, Whose War?, The American Conservative, March 24, 2003
18. Edward A. Kolodziej and Roger E. kanet, eds., From Superpower to Besieged Global Power: Restoring World Order after the Failure of the Bush Doctrine (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2008).

[edit] External links
Edward A. Kolodziej, Getting beyond the Bush Doctrine, Center for Global Studies, December, 2006.
Roger Speed & Michael May, Dangerous Doctrine, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, March/April 2005.
Jeffery Record, The Bush Doctrine and War with Iraq, Parameters, Spring 2003. (html version)
Chip Pitts et al., War, Law, and American Democracy ,, October 25, 2006.
George W. Bush et al., The National Security Strategy of the United States of America, September 2002
Defense Policy Guidance 1992-1994
Patrick Tyler. U.S. Strategy Plan Calls for Insuring No Rivals Develop A One-Superpower World, New York Times, March 8, 1992.

[edit] Books
Bacevich, Andrew J. The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced By War, New York & London, Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-19-517338-4
Bennett, William J. Why We Fight: Moral Clarity and the War on Terrorism, New York, Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2003. ISBN 0-385-50680-5
Chernus, Ira Monsters To Destroy: The Neoconservative War on Terror and Sin, Boulder, CO, Paradigm Publishers, 2006 ISBN 1-59451-276-0
Dolan, Chris J. In War We Trust: The Bush Doctrine And The Pursuit Of Just War, Burlington, VA, Ashgate, 2005. ISBN 0-7546-4234-8
Dolan, Chris J. and Betty Glad (eds.) Striking First: The Preventive War Doctrine and the Reshaping of U.S. Foreign Policy, New York & London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. ISBN 1-4039-6548-X
Donnelly, Thomas The Military We Need: The Defense Requirements of the Bush Doctrine, Washington, D.C., American Enterprise Institute Press, 2005. ISBN 0-8447-4229-5
Gaddis, John Lewis Surprise, Security, and the American Experience, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 2004. ISBN 0-674-01174-0
Grandin, Greg Empire's Workshop: Latin America, The United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism, New York, Metropolitan Press, 2006. ISBN 0-8050-7738-3 [1]
Hayes, Stephen S. The Brain: Paul Wolfowitz and the Making of the Bush Doctrine, New York, HarperCollins, Forthcoming (2007?). ISBN 0-06-072346-7
Kaplan, Lawrence and William Kristol The War over Iraq: Saddam's Tyranny and America's Mission, San Francisco, Encounter Books, 2003. ISBN 1-893554-69-4
Kolodziej, Edward A. and Roger E. Kanet (eds.) From Superpower to Besieged Global Power: Restoring World Order after the Failure of the Bush Doctrine, Athens, GA, University of Georgia Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-8203-3074-7
Shanahan, Timothy (ed.) Philosophy 9/11: Thinking about the War on Terrorism, Chicago & LaSalle, IL, Open Court, 2005 ISBN 0-8126-9582-8
Smith, Grant F. Deadly Dogma, Washington, DC, Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy, 2006. ISBN 0-9764437-4-0
Tremblay, Rodrigue The New American Empire, West Conshohocken, PA, Infinity, 2004, ISBN 0-7414-1887-8
Woodward, Bob Plan of Attack, New York, Simon & Schuster, 2004. ISBN 0-7432-5547-X
Wright, Steven. The United States and Persian Gulf Security: The Foundations of the War on Terror, Ithaca Press, 2007 ISBN 978-0863723216
[show]v • d • eWar on Terrorism

Timeline · Casualties · Theaters · Criticism

Participants Operational Afghanistan Invasion Allies · Afghanistan · Northern Alliance · ISAF · Multinational force in Iraq · Iraq (Iraqi Army) · Pakistan · United States · Philippines · Ethiopia

Targets al-Qaeda · Abu Sayyaf · Iraqi insurgency · Hamas · Islamic Courts Union · Jemaah Islamiyah · Taliban · Muslim Brotherhood · Pattani Separatists · Jaish-e-Mohammed · Hizbul Mujahideen · Kurdistan Workers Party · Hezbollah · Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan · Lashkar-e-Toiba

Conflicts Operation
Enduring Freedom War in Afghanistan · OEF - Philippines · Georgia Train and Equip Program · Georgia Sustainment and Stability · OEF - Horn of Africa · OEF - Trans Sahara

Other Islamic insurgency in the Maghreb · Iraq insurgency and operations · Insurgency in Saudi Arabia · Insurgency in Pakistan's Tribal areas · South Thailand insurgency · Lebanon War · War in Somalia · Lebanon-Fatah al-Islam conflict

attacks 2001–2002 September 11, 2001 attacks · Shoe bomb plot · Terrorism in Pakistan · Ghriba synagogue bombing · 1st Bali bombing

2003–2004 Riyadh compound bombings · Casablanca bombings · Marriott Hotel bombing · Istanbul bombings · SuperFerry 14 bombing · Madrid train bombings · Beslan school hostage crisis · Jakarta Australian embassy bombing

2005–2006 1st London bombings · 2nd London bombings · Sharm el-Sheikh attacks · 2nd Bali bombing · Delhi bombings · Amman bombings · Mumbai train bombings · Transatlantic aircraft plot · Toronto terrorism plot

2007–2008 1st Algiers bombings · Fort Dix attack plot · Ankara bombing · London car bomb plot · Glasgow Airport attack · Qahtaniya bombings · Karachi bombing · Baghlan bombing · Philippine Congress bombing · 2nd Algiers bombings · Assassination of Benazir Bhutto · Jaipur bombings · Danish embassy · Indian embassy · United States consulate · Ahmedabad bombings · Istanbul bombings

See also Abu Ghraib prison · Axis of Evil · Bush Doctrine · CIA run Black sites · Combatant Status Review Tribunal · Enhanced interrogation techniques · Extrajudicial prisoners of the US · Extraordinary rendition · Guantanamo Bay detention camp · Military Commissions Act · NSA electronic surveillance program · Protect America Act of 2007 · Unitary executive theory · Unlawful combatant · USA PATRIOT Act

[show]v • d • eGeorge W. Bush

Family Bush family · Laura Bush (spouse) · George H. W. Bush (father) · Barbara Bush (mother) · Jenna Bush (daughter) · Barbara Bush (daughter)

Pets Barney (dog) · Miss Beazley (dog) · India (cat)

Life A Charge to Keep · Early life · Military service controversy · Professional life · Insider trading allegations · Religious faith · Substance abuse controversy · Pretzel incident · Nicknames

Politics Governorship of Texas · Presidency · 2000 campaign · First Term · Cabinet · Iraq War · 2004 campaign · Second Term · White House shakeup · Pardons · Library · Endorsement of John McCain for President, 2008

Policies Compassionate conservatism · Neoconservatism · Domestic policy · Economic policy · Foreign policy · Bush Doctrine · Legislation and programs

Perceptions Public perception · Bushisms · Controversy · Criticism · Impeachment movement · Fictionalized portrayals · As the subject of books and films

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