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  •  'Preventive War' doesn't mean Just or approved. (0+ / 0-)

    It's a term the administration tried to push, to gain some acceptance.  Preventive is even more extreme than pre-emptive which is a strike made to quash the impending attack by an enemy--for which valid evidence is in hand.  

    Preventive War fails to meet the terms of a 'Just War' by any measure.  Most mainline religious groups opposed this, and most humanitarian groups.  Only extremist groups like Pat Robertson's 700 Club and CBN wanted war.  The administration had to resort to saying a nuclear attack was imminent by Saddam upon US interests and send Colin Powell to the UN to obtain it's blessing.  It still was 'preventive war' and not 'Just'.  This Preventive War notion is the 'Bush Doctrine'--the one upon which Sarah Palin was quized and couldn't identify.

    When life gives you wingnuts, make wingnut butter!

    by antirove on Sun Nov 30, 2008 at 11:09:11 PM PST

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