The famous biologist T.H. Huxley once said, “the great tragedy of science — the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.” That “beautiful hypothesis” is the Bush Doctrine, which has governed our national security and foreign policies since 9/11.
It has three core principles. First, the best way to protect America is to strike an enemy with military force before it strikes us, while striking fear into the hearts of other potential adversaries. Second, because military might is our single most important tool, we should marginalize anything that could get in the way of using it — like allies and international organizations. Third, democratizing the greater Middle East is the path to long term security.
“Ugly facts” have demolished the “beautiful hypothesis” of the Bush Doctrine, on its own terms. - Joe Biden, August 7, 2006
Gee, unlike the OTHER Vice-Presidential candidate, Joe Biden not only knows what the Bush Doctrine IS, he's capable of analyzing and critiquing it.
How ASTONISHING for someone running for Vice-President.