From last night's debate, it was clear that one man will do what it takes to make sure America will prevent terrorist from attacking us or our allies. The other...would wait until we were attacked and then ask the UN for permission to respond. With history as our witness, that should never be the case. The UN has proven it is incapable with dealing with the issues that face us today (see Oil-for-food, Sudan, Rwanda, East Timor, Cambodia, Sierra Leone) and we should not wait and see if they can deal with future threats. I would rather have the UN bitch and moan about us killing terrorists in the mideast, than hearing them bitch and moan when we want to respond to a terrorist killing people in the midwest.
Poodle: "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.”
Bush: “I'm not exactly sure what you mean, ‘passes the global test,’ you take pre-emptive action if you pass a global test. My attitude is you take pre-emptive action in order to protect the American people, that you act in order to make this country secure.”