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The Obama Doctrine

by @ 5:43 on July 6, 2009. Filed under International relations, Politics - National.

In her first major interview after Sarah (we hardly knew ya) Palin was announced as John McCain’s VP pick, she had the infamous question from ABC’s Charlie Gibson in which she was asked about the “Bush Doctrine.  The Left was gaga the next few weeks claiming that Palin’s inability to provide an instantaneous response for Gibson left her unable to be considered a serious political contender. 

One of the rumors about Palin’s recent resignation announcement, is that she will pick up a contract to do a television interview show.  If she does, I’d suggest she book Charlie Gibson as her first guest.  I’d like her first question to Charlie to be, “Charlie, can you please explain the Obama doctrine?”  I wonder what Charlie would say?

Would Charlie say the Obama Doctrine is one where denouncing fraudulent elections and supporting those wanting liberty and freedom would be avoided so as not to be “meddling?”

“It is not productive, given the history of US and Iranian relations to be seen as meddling in Iranian elections,” he said.

Or, would Charlie say the Obama Doctrine is one where citizens of a democracy that honor and enforce their constitution, to prevent the unilateral usurpation of the constitution, are viewed as “illegal?”

President Barack Obama on Monday declared that the United States still considers Manuel Zelaya to be the president of Honduras and assailed the coup that forced him into exile as “not legal,” deepening the chasm between the Central American nation and much of the rest of the world.

Or is it possible that Charlie would say the Obama Doctrine is one in which sovereign countries, threatened with annihilation, have the right to self defense and to do so with extreme prejudice against those who threaten them?

“Look, Israel can determine for itself — it’s a sovereign nation — what’s in their interest and what they decide to do relative to Iran and anyone else,” Biden replied. He added that this was the case, “whether we agree or not” with the Israeli view.

Sarah Palin may have had a difficult time putting specificity on the Bush Doctrine.  After only six months, there are so many different Obama Doctrines that every Democrat Senator could have their own personalized version.

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