Saturday, September 18, 2004

New Bush Doctrine?

The State Dept. screwed up again (suggested motto: "We always get it wrong") last week when it outraged Vladimir Putin and Russian public opinion for no reason whatever by asserting that perhaps the Chechens do have rights that we should be protecting.

Not when they're massacring children, they don't.

How about a new Bush Doctrine? Something like this:

The United States will not support any nation, movement, party, group, or other entity that advocates or employs terror for any reason whatever. "Terror" is the threat of or the use of violence that intentionally and specifically targets civilians for the purpose of: (1) intimidating the political opposition; (2) intimidating the general public or some discrete part thereof; (3) influencing policy; (4) generating attention; or (5) any combination thereof.