How is this different from…

How is this different from Bush’s foreign policy?

John Edwards, in his speech to the DNC

We will double our Special Forces, and invest in the new equipment and technologies so that our military remains the best equipped and best trained in the world. This will make our military stronger so we’re able to defeat every enemy in this new world.

The Democrats appear to want the iron fist in the velvet glove rather than what we have now, which is the iron fist in the iron glove. Small comfort indeed to whoever might be getting punched, and no reason to think anything substantive will change.

And together, we will ensure that the image of America — the image all of us love — America, this great shining light, this beacon of freedom, democracy and human rights that the world looks up to, is always lit.

Lord, what a bunch of warm and fuzzy feel-good hooey! The rest of the planet, it is safe to say, views America in decidedly more mixed terms.

The Democrats clearly want everyone to like them. Smile! Be happy! Then Vote for Kerry!

The Bitter Shack of Resentment has this admirable description of the Democratic platform.

I know I never bothered to apply for a blogger press pass to the DNC 2004 in Boston, which pretty much explains why I’m sitting here on my couch in San Francisco completely without baton welts on my forehead.

But I have been closely following the vast quantities of keystrokes emanating from that fair city, and after much thought, I have established for myself a clear idea of what the Democratic platform this year is.

They are pro-good and anti-bad.

And the irony is, such a strategy might well elect Kerry!