Edwin Neal wrote:
... it is a sometimes better to think of attacking ukes attack rather than passively recieving it
That's the idea behind Aikido anyway; morote dori (two hands grabbing one wrist) is based on that notion. In fact, "uke" doesn't mean "attacker" but the one who "receives" Nage's technique.
Doesn't change the fact that as far as I'm concerned, there are plenty of differences between a hook and yokomenuchi. You could apply Aikido's principles against it, but I doubt the result would look like a classic Aikido technique.
But that's just me; YMMV.