AND KEEP ALL HANDS IN THE HUMVEE. Fred Kaplan on the Democrats' clich�-filled, but nevertheless sound, "Real Security" strategy:

The list may seem obvious, like those "Do not use in water" tags that come with electrical appliances�except that Bush & Co. have been spinning fan blades in bathtubs around the world the past four years. This is the advantage that the Democrats hold at the starting gate: The Republican administration has violated so many precepts of International Relations 101 that clich�s take on the air of wisdom. It may be that the Dems don't need to put forth their own agenda; promising to pull the plug out of the socket might be sufficient.

Here, at The American Prospect, we don't even take baths; quick showers at the gym are about all we can afford. You can change all that by subscribing, though!

--Ezra Klein