The Bush Doctrine from the horse’s mouth, not the horse’s behind
The Bush Doctrine from the horse’s mouth, not the horse’s behind. Gibson acted like an overbearing ass.
I am one disgusted Democrat.
Charlie Gibson’s Gaffe
By Charles Krauthammer
Saturday, September 13, 2008; Page A17
“At times visibly nervous . . . Ms. Palin most visibly stumbled when she was asked by Mr. Gibson if she agreed with the Bush doctrine. Ms. Palin did not seem to know what he was talking about. Mr. Gibson, sounding like an impatient teacher, informed her that it meant the right of ‘anticipatory self-defense.’ ”
— New York Times, Sept. 12
Informed her? Rubbish.
The New York Times got it wrong. And Charlie Gibson got it wrong.
There is no single meaning of the Bush doctrine. In fact, there have been four distinct meanings, each one succeeding another over the eight years of this administration — and the one Charlie Gibson cited is not the one in common usage today. It is utterly different.
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