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Tilting at Windmills

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September 4, 2003
By: Kevin Drum

DEMOCRATIC FOREIGN POLICY....Just in case my previous post didn't make this point clearly enough, let me put it in neon lights here:

  • Democrats warned all along that we would need the support of the international community and the UN in order to successfully rebuild Iraq. Apparently, the Bush administration now agrees.

  • Democrats warned all along that Iraqi reconstruction would cost far more than we'd recover from Iraqi oil revenues. Apparently, the Bush administration now agrees.

  • Democrats said all along that we should negotiate with North Korea and demonstrate some flexibility in our approach. Apparently, the Bush administration now agrees.

  • Democrats said all along that in order to prevent the re-emergence of the Taliban and al-Qaeda in central Asia we needed to pay more attention to Afghanistan and allocate more money to its reconstruction. Apparently, the Bush administration now agrees.

Now, tell me again about how Democrats have no worthwhile foreign policy ideas and can't be trusted with national security?

You know, if you're going to run a Democratic foreign policy anyway, but do it a day late and a dollar short, why not just elect a Democrat to run it in the first place?

Kevin Drum 9:08 PM Permalink | Trackbacks

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