The so-called "Neo Conservative" doctrine of American foreign policy asserts that in this post cold war era where America is essentially the only superpower, America should carry a big stick and use it when necessary to defend its interests. Pre-emption has become the key. Paul Wolfowitz, an academic and currently US deputy secretary of defence, is said to be leading the charge. Among his supporters are Donald Rumsfeld, his boss, and other key figures in the Pentagon. When Wolfowitz's ideas first emerged in a leak of a draft defence document, the then US administration was taken back and officials were quick to sanitized his document and played down such ideas. Post September 11, when the new president became receptive to ideas to counter terrorism, Wolfowitz's ideas would re-emerge in force - the public labelling of "the axes of evil", the invasion of Iraq without explicit UN security council backing, etc. In opposition is Colin Powell, currently US secretary of state, once an infantry soldier who saw the real pains of war in Vietnam. He sees the diplomatic, multi-lateral path as the primary solution for long term stability. What are your views on what is happening?