Joe Biden is right. Pakistan in chaos is roughly eight million times more dangerous to the United States than a few kilos of fissile material in Tehran.
To chill out our enemies and un-alienate our friends, Hillary Clinton wants to "fan out" Americans across the globe. That's it: fight anti-Americanism by...making Americans inescapable around the world. Thrills.
Kucinich appeals to -- chills! -- the Constitution.
Here's the easy answer to the Iran question. "Should it come to pass that while President Iran acts so as to make war appropriate in my judgment, I will ask Congress to authorize war with Iran." Next.
Hillary's authorizing leftover special ops to kick Qaeda ass in Iraq. Presumably this isn't The War. She's right, of course. It's easy to be right here. But for her it's all in the details. She will differ from Bush, in both directions, only in degree and only (sometimes, at home, mostly) in her choice of ends. The names change but the means remain the same.
The tragic figure of this whole campaign: John Edwards, a not stupid man with his heart in the right place who threw himself wholeheartedly into the future and has been rendered almost totally irrelevant by his celebrity opponents as a result. What is the essence of his slow motion failure? The hair? The '04 baggage? The platform? Unsolved mysteries.