Does Might Make It Right?

With his aggressive military doctrine, Bush is asking for too much trust

Sometimes it's striking how strength begets greater strength. One by one, George W. Bush is clearing away the obstacles to war, at home and overseas. His public campaign to make Saddam Hussein disarm or disappear is barely a month old, but already Bush has thrown war-averse Democrats on the defensive. He flew to New York City and smacked down the U.N. with his call to wake up or risk irrelevancy. And last week he unveiled his new national-security strategy, a long-range plan for the U.S. overseas, which argues that the strongest nation in the world has the right to pre-emptively attack...

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