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Submitted by Nishi (India), Jun 16, 2008 at 10:41

Good Graffiti collection. Now Read following passage, the real hard truth about the place where you are hiding ;-

"Democratic Imperialism: The Emergent Paradigm of U.S. Foreign Policy" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham, Washington:

"In view of the failure to uncover either weapons of mass destruction or any connection between the Hussein regime and Al Qaeda, critics have charged that the American military intervention in Iraq was wholly without justification. Moreover, the Bush administration's indecisiveness over how to explain its decisions, combined with its inclination, when pressed, to appeal to a right of self-defence, have reinforced the impression of an overreactive, ad hoc foreign policy without coherent justification, and has tended to undermine the case more generally for American-led military intervention, especially without prior Security Council approval."

"This article contests this understandable assessment of U.S. policy by identifying a coherent framework at its core - a new paradigm that can be termed 'Democratic imperialism'. The article describes the main features of this paradigm and how it can be defended within the contexts of international politics and law. It shows, in particular, how this new policy paradigm coheres well with the idea of "conditional sovereignty" which is gaining prominence both within the American foreign policy establishment and within the United Nations itself. In essence, sovereignty involves obligations both to citizens at home and to other states abroad, including the suppression of terrorism and protection from gross human rights abuses. Where states violate these obligations, their rights of sovereignty are subject to suspension. They thus become subject to intervention by other states with the means to ensure the fulfillment of their obligations, preferably, although not exclusively, with the approval of leading international institutions."

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