Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Lieberman: Democrats and Foreign Policy

The eminent senator from Connecticut has a few home truths to say:
How did the Democratic Party get here? How did the party of Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman and John F. Kennedy drift so far from the foreign policy and national security principles and policies that were at the core of its identity and its purpose?

. . . A great Democratic secretary of state, Dean Acheson, once warned "no people in history have ever survived, who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies." This is a lesson that today's Democratic Party leaders need to relearn.
Indeed. Also, note that in a departure from most political commentary these days, Lieberman actually seems to have learned a bit of history.

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