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By Faiz Shakir  



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Defined by most as “likely to occur at any moment; impending.” Condoleezza Rice’s definition: An “imminent threat” is not “if somebody is going to strike tomorrow,” but rather, “it’s whether you believe you’re in a stronger position today to deal with the threat, or whether you’re going to be in a stronger position tomorrow.” FireDogLake and Raw Story have more.

UPDATE: She repeated the line on CNN:

RICE: The question with imminence is, are you in a situation whether you’re better to act now, or are you going to be in a worse situation later? That’s the question that you have to ask in policy.

‹ Tony Snow returns.

Perle v. Tenet. ›

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