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October 28, 2005

Owen Harris says that the Bush Doctrine was the :

....product of three interacting conditions: American hegemony, American exceptionalism and American outrage. The first encouraged the belief that anything the United States willed was achievable. The second insisted that what should be willed was the remaking of the world in America's own image. The third created an enormously powerful pressure for immediate and drastic action.

Bush, in giving this doctrine authoritative voice, reduced the complexity of the international situation to the simple and dangerous Manichean terms of either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.

Hence this:

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Nick Anderson

This is the result of linking the promotion of freedom and democracy to the active use of American military might and imperial overreach. Failure.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 1:57 PM | | Comments (0)
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