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Right Intention: Democrats Then & Now

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Democrats Then & Now

From Polipundit. This about sums it up:

It Ain’t Your Father’s Democratic Party Anymore

Our policy has been one of patience and restraint, as befits a peaceful and powerful nation which leads a worldwide alliance. We have been determined not to be diverted from our central concerns by mere irritants and fanatics. But now further action is required, and it is under way; and these actions may only be the beginning. We will not prematurely or unnecessarily risk the costs of worldwide nuclear war in which even the fruits of victory would be ashes in our mouth; but neither will we shrink from that risk at any time it must be faced.

– President John F. Kennedy, October 1962.

On the other hand, there’s this:

Even if Iran was a full democracy like India, it would want nuclear capability, like India. What the world needed to address was Iran’s emotional needs, with a nonaggression pact.


– Senator Joe Biden, as paraphased by the Boston Globe, February 2005.


Kennedy's Democratic party is the one I used to belong to.

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