Gibson's Version of Bush Doctrine = US Constitution

Charlie Gibson made much of the "Bush Doctrine" in his interrogation of Sarah Palin.  As it turns out, the Bush Doctrine has several aliases: the US Constitution, Public Law 107-40, and the Kerry Doctrine.For those of us not in-the-know about exactly what the Bush Doctrine is, Charlie Gibson educated us in serious baritone: the Bush Doctrine "is that we have the right of anticipatory self-defense."There are several things to say about this interchange, not the least is that President Bush never specified such a thing; it is a concoction of the media.  Moreover, as Charles Krauthammer has pointed out, there are at least four definitions of the "Bush Doctrine" as used by the media, and Charlie was not even using the most recent one.But more importantly, we do have the right of anticipatory self-defense, and we always had.  It is in the Constitution.  Congress recognized that right, in writing.  And John Kerry, running for President,...(Read Full Post)

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