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Saturday, February 01, 2003

 

Preemption, my eye.
Many people have recently come to insist that the doctrinal basis for the impending war with Iraq (I no longer think there is a way around it) is Bush's "preemption doctrine," which many people have then decried as immoral, dangerous, blah, blah, blah. Some are even claiming that it will start a war between India and Pakistan. But you know what I say to all that? Horsefeathers.
This isn't about preemption, this is about enforcing treaties and resolutions that are over a decade old, and continue to be violated over and over again. This is not a new thing, or even a new war--this is the finishing of an old war. We are going to stop Saddam, just like Hitler should have been stopped when he broke the Treaty of Versailles. That's not "preemption," by any stretch of the imagination. There's no mystical looking into the future here, but a solid analysis of history--a history of defiance, death and tyranny that must be countered.
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