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The Pincer

Jim Hoagland describes today the European effort to defeat Bush, not just on a U.N. resolution or on the public relations front, but really defeat, as in run him from office next year. Their strategy makes a lot of sense, unfortunately. The more Europeans and the U.N. resist Bush, the more talking points it gives the Democrats to oppose him here in the U.S. This dynamic was at work on the debate over the ABM treaty a couple of years ago, and now is even stronger in the foreign-domestic pincer to punish and defeat Bush for so aggressively pursuing the war on terror. The best way for Bush to counter is to point out this confluence of interests, and how Democratic foreign policy is now made in Paris. . .

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