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Sunday, October 03, 2004

John Kerry's Global Test and UNSCAM

In the first presidential debate on Thursday, John Kerry said that US must pass a global test before attempting a preemptive action against an enemy:

Kerry: No president, through all of American history, has ever ceded, and nor would I, the right to preempt in any way necessary to protect the United States of America.

But if and when you do it, Jim, you have to do it in a way that passes the test, that passes the global test where your countrymen, your people understand fully why you’re doing what you’re doing and you can prove to the world that you did it for legitimate reasons.

Already the stupid remarks are biting back.

Bush should have asked him whether the condition of passing a global test still applies if some of the countries have been bribed by the enemy.

Here is more thoughts on UNSCAM and the Kerry's Global Test.

Also, will John Kerry insist that the same Global Test will be applied to other nations? will France, India, China, all agree to subject themselves to same or similar Global Test before undertaking a preemptive strike? Such kind of test may be meaningful if everybody follows it! Somehow, I doubt the Global Test will appeal other countries.

Update: JustOneMinute has a roundup of posts related to the "Global test".

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