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Found: the 'Global Test'

John Kerry said during the debates last night that he would only use military force if it passed a 'global test'. A reader of Instapundit named Randy Pickett managed to get a copy of the test from someone who took it last year, and here are the questions:

Global Test for Pre-emptive Military Action by the U.S.

1. Is the U.S. President a Republican?
2. Could this action possibly stabilize oil production?
3. Are France and Germany supplying the intended target with weapons or advice?
4. Would any small time thugocracy with a seat on the Security Council feel threatened?
5. Are family members of high ranking U.N. bureaucrats benefiting financially from the status quo?
6. Is this action likely to enhance America’s power in the world?
7. Would this action further the goals of free market/free trade advocates?
8. Would this action make the U.N. look weak and inconsistent?
9. Would this action divide the countries of the European Union?
10. Would this action be seen as offensive to a world religion (other than Christianity and Judaism)?

If the answer to any of these is yes, you can forget about it. Keep the tanks in the garage.


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