April 10, 2008

W III, WJC V, or RWR 7?

McCain: No preemptive war pledge (Mark Silva, 4/09/08, Chicago Tribune: The Swamp)

Sen. John McCain, facing criticism from Democratic opponents that his election as president represents a third term for President Bush, said today that he could not rule out a pre-emptive military strike against enemies such as the one that Bush launched against Iraq.

The presumptive Republican nominee was asked at one of his signature "town-hall'' styled campaign appearances in Westport, Conn., if he, as president, would reject "the Bush doctrine of pre-emptive war.''

"I don't think you could make a blanket statement about pre-emptive war, because obviously, it depends on the threat that the United States of America faces," the senator from Arizona told his audience at Bridgewater Associates, a global investment firm.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 10, 2008 9:52 AM
Comments

Putting Bill Clinton on that list is a defamation to W. and RWR.

Clinton pre-empted only one thing while in the White House, and it wasn't threats against the US.

Posted by: jim hamlen at April 11, 2008 7:36 AM
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