Helen Thomas Makes a Preemptive Attack

Helen Thomas Makes a Preemptive Attack:

Q Does the President know that he’s in violation of international law when he advocates preemptive war? The U.N. Charter, Geneva, Nuremberg. We violate international law when we advocate attacking a country that did not attack us.

MR. McCLELLAN: Helen, I would just disagree with your assessment. First of all, preemption is a longstanding principle of American foreign —

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It is against international law and has been for some time.

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