Why has the Wikipedia page on "Bush Doctrine" been under such heavy editing since the Palin interview?

Is somebody trying to re-write history to help Palin?


Original page before speech


2003 reference to "Bush Doctrine"



If it's under such derision by Republicans, why have they applied hundreds of edits since Palin's flub of the subject?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Because the Palin interview was an embarrassment to the Republican party and the American right likes to rewrite History in ways that would make Orwell blush.

    "If the Party could thrust its hand into the past and say this or that even, it never happened—that, surely, was more terrifying than mere torture and death."

    "And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.'"

    "Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date. In this way every prediction made by the Party could be shown by documentary evidence to have been correct; nor was any item of news, or any expression of opinion, which conflicted with the needs of the moment, ever allowed to remain on record. All history was a palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary."

    George Orwell 1984

    Book One, Chapter 3

    Over the course of 2002, President Bush announced that the U.S. foreign strategy of containment and deterrence was an outdated cold war policy, and introduced the Bush doctrine, which asserted that in an age of terrorism, the U.S. could no longer wait by defensively until a potential threat to its security grew into an actual one—a preemptive strike was called for.


    The Underpinnings of the Bush Doctrine


    "Preemption, rather than reaction" summarizes the Bush doctrine which congealed in the wake of a conservative and national backlash against the weakening of the United State's power and security in the world.


    The philosophy of pre-emption, the "Bush Doctrine," emerged Sept. 17, 2002, when the White House issued its national security strategy document, saying: "America is now threatened less by conquering states than we are by failing ones. We are menaced less by fleets and armies than by catastrophic technologies in the hands of the embittered few." The strategy called for such priorities as "defending the United States, the American people, and our interests at home and abroad by identifying and destroying the threat before it reaches our borders."


    Understanding the Bush Doctrine by Noam Chomsky


    The Bush Doctrine


    Source(s): We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men. - George Orwell
  • 1 decade ago

    And the fact that Conservapedia has no "Bush Doctrine" page just proves that it exists.

  • 1 decade ago

    Probably correction of spelling,There's three version of the Bush Doctrine.... Gibson provide us with the wrong definition of the doctrine.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Wikipedia is not the right source. If they don't give the original text, they're guessing.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Some of us recognize Wiki for what it is: User contributed opinion. Particularly in matters of religion and politics, wiki is highly biased in the first place.

    I find it amazing you are this concerned about it.

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