What makes America so special?
Americans are not happy the military domination that they have now. The USA is going to document this domination. The present national security strategy of the USA seeks a new geopolitical reality as the White House sees it. The policy of containment is currently being exchanged with pre-emptive military strikes. Containment was good for opposition with the Soviet Union. Yet, both the USSR and the USA were running the same policy. Both the Kremlin and the White House realized that a nuclear conflict could only have a terrible end. Now, Americans have other enemies: international terrorists. Terrorists are not going to contain themselves. They do not feel sorry either for their victims or for their own lives. That is why the USA announced to the whole world that it has a new national security strategy.
The USA alone will decide in which part of the world terrorists obtained the requisite possibilities for attacking America. Then, the United States will strike that part of the world several months (weeks, days, hours, seconds) before anything dangerous might happen.
This new national security strategy stipulates that preventive strikes will be conducted only if it helps to avoid a large number of victims. Yet, it is not clear whether those strikes will be cancelled if they cause a large number of victims themselves.
Bush’s national security advisor Condoleezza Rice expressed her total support of the new strategy during a television broadcast on PBS. Her major argument was basically that the USA is a "special country." Rice claimed that the USA is supposed to maintain its military predominance. She also added that America should not allow other countries to challenge it, because of the fact that the USA is a "special country." Most likely, this is the peculiarity that attracts terrorists.
The USA documented in its new strategy that it is not going to allow any other country obtain military domination over the US. After that, Condoleezza Rice declared that America was not going to act alone in this respect. The USA graciously invited other "like-minded" countries to contribute to the cause. Rice recalled the nuclear parity between the USA and the USSR as a nightmare. She assured everyone that the USA was not going to let anything like that happen again. As she said, predominance does not belong to those who keep a part of the world in tyranny. Predominance belongs to the power of freedom, i.e., to the USA. This is what makes the USA so "very special."
Sergey Borisov PRAVDA.Ru
Translated by Dmitry Sudakov