Thursday, July 29, 2004

The Foreign Policy Freak Show in Boston

Claudia Rosett's most recent column is a pretty devastating critique of the Democrats' foreign policy views over the last 28 years or so.  It's  a good reminder of why "what to do in the world?" has not been the party's strong suit since about 1964.

Here's an excerpt, describing the cast of characters in the show:

"A Democratic foreign policy is what I was looking for when I switched on the TV Monday to watch the opening lineup at the Democratic Convention. I sat through Jimmy Carter ("Brezhnev lied to me"), Al Gore ("no controlling legal authority"), Hillary Clinton (the "woulda coulda shoulda" commodities trader) and then, at last, there he was, Big Bill (ol' "what the meaning of 'is' is") telling us that sending Sen. John Kerry to the White House would make America safer, smarter, stronger--just the way it was by the time Mr. Clinton left office (a March Rich pardon on his lips and state silverware in his luggage--or did Sandy Berger pack that in his pants?)."

A few of Ms. Rosett's points seem a little overwrought, but all in all it's a great piece of writing.


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