posted on Mar, 16 2006 @ 08:47 AM
In an update to a report first issued by President Bush in 2002 entitled National Security Strategy, he reaffirmed that pre-emptive strikes against
nations that pose a threat to the US remains an alternative.
WASHINGTON — Undaunted by the difficult war in Iraq, President Bush reaffirmed his strike-first policy against terrorists and enemy nations on
Thursday and said Iran may pose the biggest challenge for America.
In a 49-page national security report, the president said diplomacy is the U.S. preference in halting the spread of nuclear and other heinous
"If necessary, however, under long-standing principles of self defense, we do not rule out the use of force before attacks occur — even if
uncertainty remains as to the time and place of the enemy's attack," Bush wrote.
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Bush stated that Iran and North Korea pose the most immediate threats to the US because of their nuclear programs. He also condemned Iran for it's
anti-Israel stance and for it's support of terrorists.
Pre-emption is a very dangerous strategy. It generally does not have the public support of other nations, even though they may secretly applaud the
action taken. Sometimes, however, when all diplomatic efforts have failed, there is no other way to protect ourselves and it is necessary to take
first strike action.
[edit on 16-3-2006 by jsobecky]
[edit on 21-3-2006 by asala]