Let's Make a Deal

In the days after Saddam Hussein was captured, five of the six plausible Democrats running for President--all except Dick Gephardt--gave major foreign policy speeches and called once again for the internationalization of the reconstruction effort in Iraq. This has been an article of Democratic faith: the President needs to share power in Iraq with the U.N. and NATO but won't because he is a cowboy unilateralist. It is a line of attack that has always been hostage to the possibility that George Bush might change diplomatic course--and last week there were strong, if subtle, signs that the Administration was ready to...

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