What Now for the Democrats?

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After the capture of Saddam Hussein, some have cynically suggested the Democrats might as well cancel their convention. And while George Bush enjoys his “We Got Him” bounce in the polls, the Democrats are scrambling to find a foreign policy message.

The capture is an especially harsh blow to Howard Dean who has defined himself as the anti-war candidate. In his first major foreign policy speech, the former Vermont Governor once again sparked controversy by insisting “The capture of Saddam Hussein has not made America safer.” And with that, his Democratic rivals are aiming their fire at the leader of their pack, accusing him of lacking knowledge and judgment.


Senator John Kerry;
Ryan Lizza, Associate editor of The New Republic;
Bruce Jentleson, Former Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to Vice President Al Gore;
Anthony Lake, Foreign Policy Advisor to Howard Dean;