Charlie Gibson in an interview with VP Candidate Sarah Palin made her seem like an idiot when asking her stance on the Bush Doctrine. First of all, the Bush Doctrine is no one thing. It is a multi-faceted work that has developed throughout the presidency and throughout the Iraq war. It is not fair to Sarah Palin to ask her for her stance on it. It would be like asking me if I agree with the democrats or republicans and wanting a yes no answer.
Here is something Bush said when addressing West Point seniors in 2002:
"We cannot defend America and our friends by hoping for the best. We cannot put our faith in the word of tyrants, who solemnly sign non-proliferation treaties, and then systemically break them. If we wait for threats to fully materialize, we will have waited too long — Our security will require transforming the military you will lead — a military that must be ready to strike at a moment's notice in any dark corner of the world. And our security will require all Americans to be forward-looking and resolute, to be ready for preemptive action when necessary to defend our liberty and to defend our lives."
How is that a bad doctrine? Please, I would like your input here.