John Kerry's Iraq speech at NYU this morning is easily the best thing to come out of his mouth during the campaign.
We've been waiting how long for Kerry to attack on the current situation in Iraq? Keep at it.
He's saying he prefers the stability of the dictatorship to the hope and security of democracy.
That's not what Kerry is saying, but even still, the irony is thick. Hasn't the U.S. went along with the stability of dictators for several decades, under administrations of both parties, as long as they were friendly to U.S. interests (oil, anti-Soviet)? The “do as I say, not as I do” approach to foreign policy. It's a tangential point, but it jumped out at me.