12 September 2008

Bush Doctrine?

Fallows is wrong on two counts.

1) "The Bush Doctrine" is a pundit's term with a time line preceding the 2002 NSS and continuing up to today. It has not meant the same thing during that time.

2) Fallows interpretation of "The Bush Doctrine" proves he stopped paying attention years ago. Instead of demonstrating a lack of interest or attention on the part of Palin, it demonstrates that Fallows is the one out of touch.

Fallows is wearing his arrogance and ignorance on his sleeve (or at least on his blog).

Related:
The Bush doctrine, 5 March 2001
'Bush Doctrine' sets up rules of engagement, 8 October 2001
A New Era in U.S. Strategic Thinking, 11 September 2002
Assessing the Bush Doctrine, 20 February 2003
The Bush Doctrine, 20 January 2005
Bush Doctrine: Spread Liberty, 21 January 2005
Hamas Victory Stuns West, Calls Bush Doctrine Into Question, 26 January 2006

BILL SCHNEIDER, CNN POLITICAL ANALYST (voice-over): Here's Bush doctrine as President Bush stated it a year ago in his second inaugural address.

BUSH: So it is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture.
National Security Strategy, March 2006
It is the policy of the United States to seek and support democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world.