Friday, March 21, 2003

There are many people who oppose the current war on Iraq because of its preemptive nature. And these same people, obviously, oppose the new Bush doctrine of preemption. Their argument is based on the notion that the US should not strike unless struck first. But, in a post 9-11 world, waiting for a threat to become an action is folly. Ever since those planes crashed into the Towers, the Pentagon and the Pennsylvania countryside, the policy of responding only has become obsolete. America cannot wait for another 3,000 or more of her people to perish before we act. We must neutralize threats before they become actions.
This is not like the school yard bully you can walk away from at recess. Terrorists and rogue states have the ability to bring their violence to your home. You cannot escape to the classroom for safety or to your home or office. The only way to deal with this type of threat is to eliminate it.
Thankfully we have a President who understands just that.


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