Charleslp From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 336 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1831 times:
Do you think anyone will ever adapt the "Bush" (Pre-Emptive Strike) doctrine to say that the U.S. is a threat to the world and must be eliminated, even though China probably has the world's largest military and Russia has the most nuclear missles?
Mt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6875 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1819 times:
Nah!, not against the US, that would be just plain stupid. But i would expect others countries "pre-empt" another one. India and Pakistan come to mind, which have said that the might consider that course of action.
Schoenorama From Spain, joined Apr 2001, 2440 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1783 times:
Wasn't 9/11 a kind of 'pre-emptive strike' in the sense of people thinking the US is a threat to 'their' World?
As for another single nation with an official army attacking the US pre-emptively on US soil, I don't think it will ever happen for the next 50 years or so, unless for some reason or another suddenly the world changes dramatically.
Utinam logica falsa tuam philosophiam totam suffodiant!
NormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1784 times:
"Do you think anyone will ever adapt the "Bush" (Pre-Emptive Strike) doctrine to say that the U.S. is a threat to the world and must be eliminated..."
More accurately, it's called the "Wolfowitz Doctrine." And to answer the question, I don't think that any nation is currently so foolhardy. Also, in spite of the criticism for the Iraq war that the US has recieved from abroad, most people are aware of the fact that America does not seek to conquer, and therefore does not represent a threat to the world.