The Kosovo Conundrum

How the legacy of the war that Tony Blair and Bill Clinton fought could split the Democratic Party

Louisa Goulia-Maki / EPA

British Prime Minister Tony Blair with NATO troops in Kosovo in 1999.

At first glance, the Democratic presidential front runners look like foreign policy clones. Hillary Clinton, John Edwards and Barack Obama all want to get out of Iraq. They all want to double down in Afghanistan. And they're all for a diplomatic deal with Iran. To find someone who sounds really different, you have to scroll down--past Bill Richardson, Joe Biden and Chris Dodd--all the way to Dennis Kucinich, near the rock bottom of the 2008 field.

But it's an illusion. The Democrats just look unified because the press isn't asking the right questions. It's comparing the candidates with George W. Bush--who...

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