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Old 12-26-2008, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Originally Posted by JamesAbilene View Post
The Bush doctrine of pre-emptive strikes was a huge change in our national policies. It was an anti-democratic move and did make us appear to be a bully to the rest of the world. And, you are right, there is nothing okay about the policy. It should have been called the Cheney doctrine, in my opinion.
I agree that it is contemptible. I don't see what is any more anti-democratic about it than any other presidential initiative that isn't submitted to a referendum. Bush was reelected with 51% of the vote. That's about as democratic as it gets in this country. I'm frankly terrified of what would happen if it got any more democratic.
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