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The Obama Doctrine

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

What is the Obama doctrine as opposed to the Bush doctrine or even the Clinton or Reagan doctrine?  This is the question which has been posed in regards to our recent military involvement in Libya.  Personally, I do not care what the Obama doctrine or any other President’s doctrine may be.  I am simply concerned about what the American doctrine should be in matters of foreign relations.  Shifting doctrines result in a weak and suspect nation.  Most American citizens understand that the only Constitutional use of our military is to respond to threats to our nation or our nation’s interests.  The American doctrine never changes with leadership.  Humanitarian intervention may be noble, but is also unending.  What are the real threats to America?  Even an average citizen can identify them.