Skip to main content

View Diary: Egypt prompts buyer's remorse for Bush Doctrine (8 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  It's easy when you re-write the Bush Doctrine (0+ / 0-)

    The Bush Doctrine was, up until this morning, the claim to attack any nation perceived to pose a potential threat in the future.

    Anything in there about Egyptian democracy? Nope.

    •  The Bush Doctrine Has 3 Parts... (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Quicklund, wilderness voice

      ...they are:

      1. Support for preventive wars to forestall a future (but not imminent) threat.

      2. No safe havens for terrorists. That is, the U.S. will strike not only against terrorist targets but also against nations who may harbor them.

      3. Democracy promotion and support for democratic movements as an antidote to unfriendly regimes

      The Bush Doctrine has contained all three pillars from the beginning.  But the last one was always something of a smokescreen.  After all, the U.S. didn't invade Iraq to promote democracy; it promoted democracy because it invaded Iraq.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site