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> Here we go. Nobody can catch up to the US in power because "Our > forces will > be strong enough". (Hint, hint. Try to catch us, get bombed.)... For those interested, the full text of the National Security Strategy reported on is available at www.whitehouse.gov/nsc/nss.html. Each US President, as I understand, writes one of these, which is supposed to set forth his "doctrine". This, then, is a statement of the Bush Doctrine. I think that it's an important document for a number of reasons. First, this Bush presidency is clearly an important presidency: the world is changing significantly under it, and it is behaving in ways to which many of us are not used. Second, the NSS presents the philosophy behind this presidency in its own words: the New York Times article cited by Andrew in his posting gave Bush and Rice co-authorship. One may or may not believe these words, but one may need to engage with the issues on these terms if one wishes to do other than to talk at cross purposes. I would stress in particular the central role given to freedom by the document. For some initial discussion of this, you can listen to Gary Sick, a former US National Security Council member, at http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/episodes/09202002. Best, Colin Rowat work | Room 406, Department of Economics | The University of Birmingham | Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK | web.bham.ac.uk/c.rowat | (+44/0) 121 414 3754 | (+44/0) 121 414 7377 (fax) | email@example.com personal | (+44/0) 7768 056 984 (mobile) | (+44/0) 7092 378 517 (fax) | (707) 221 3672 (US fax) | firstname.lastname@example.org _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk