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  •  The Bush Doctrine Has 3 Parts... (2+ / 0-)
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    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.

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