Why isn't Joe Lieberman
the Democratic candidate? I mean, really, why? This speech is insightful, resolute and defiant - and I can't imagine Kerry delivering anything like it. Once upon a time, Democrats were muscular interventionists in foreign policy. Is Lieberman now the only high-profile member of the party to remember that?
If Joe Lieberman were this year's Democratic presidential candidate, I would have a genuinely hard choice to make come election day. Of course, that's objectively meaningless considering I'm not American (...yet...), but I think it's a good indicator of how impressive this kind of tough talk is.