March 3, 2004

Josh Marshall States The Theme

Josh Marshall identifies what he sees as the central theme for the upcoming American presidential election.

...that the Bush administration has been a for-the-moment and for-itself operation, burning through the resources of tomorrow and the hard-acquired inheritance of the past to service the political needs -- its political needs -- of the present.

This resonates with Brady Kiesling's resignation letter -- can it really have been only a year ago?

Our fervent pursuit of war with Iraq is driving us to squander the international legitimacy that has been America’s most potent weapon of both offense and defense since the days of Woodrow Wilson. We have begun to dismantle the largest and most effective web of international relationships the world has ever known.