3,588. 6/1/2002

President Bush’s commencement address at West Point on June 1, 2002, which contained elements later known as the ‘Bush Doctrine,’ said: ” ‘To forestall or prevent…hostile acts from our adversaries…the United States will, if necessary, act preemptively.’ “

 – Lawrence F. Kaplan and William Kristol, The War Over Iraq, Page 75

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