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Say It Ain't So, Joe

11:11 AM, Sep 7, 2006 • By DANIEL MCKIVERGAN
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In a speech today, Senator and potential Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden "blasts" the president's national security policies:

It is time for America to recapture the totality of our strength -- our military, economic, and diplomatic might…. That is what won the Cold War. That is what has gotten lost these past five years.

That's interesting. At least during the Reagan years, the vast bulk of Democrats fought the very policies that accelerated the collapse of the Soviet Union. And many of them are the same ones who are today advocating an Iraq troop pullout policy that would, in the view of many, bolster the terrorists. In the past, Biden has kept his distance from the Dean/Moveon.org wing of his party. But his presidential ambitions may be changing that -- especially as the primary campaign heats up.