Here is Matt Bais long article published in The New York Times Magazine on Kerrys foreign policy. It is very much worth reading, for it reveals more than it hides. And this is the Belmont Clubs take on it. As usual, very thoughtful. I like these two paragraphs:
"Bais article reminds me of one of those products which are described on the packaging as being a new space age, high-technology, portable illumination aid which on closer inspection turns out to be a flashlight. When the newfangled description of terrorism as a blended threat is subtracted, the entire program consists of the policies of the late 1990s. Bilateral talks with North Korea. Oslo. G-8. The United Nations. Warrants of arrest. Extradition requests. Not a single new element in the entire package, except the fancy rationale. There is nothing wrong with that, any more than there is anything objectionable about a flashlight, but a more candid characterization of Kerrys proposals is not a voyage into uncharted waters so much as return to the world of September 10; in Kerrys words back to the place we were. It has the virtue of producing known results, and suffers only from the defect that those results do not include being able to prevent massive attacks on the American mainland.
Kerrys world, in a way, is where one goes if George Bushs vision proves false: the frying pan, as a place of refuge if one lands in the fire. As a negative vision it will always hold some attractions; which will grow in proportion to failures in the Global War on Terror and fade in proportion to its successes. Roger Simon succinctly described Bais article as a plea to return to business as usual, a call to the past from the ultimate conservative. It is heartbreakingly pathetic in its own way."