Brian Katulis

Brian Katulis, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, is the coauthor of The Prosperity Agenda, which will be published by Wiley & Sons in 2008.

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How Progressives Can Win on National Security

For the 2008 election to be a repudiation of the Bush foreign policy agenda, progressive candidates must present a true contrast on national security.

The results of the Iowa caucuses represent the second electoral repudiation of the failed national security policies of the Bush administration and its conservative allies in Congress -- the first came in the 2006 mid-term elections, and similar results are likely in the coming weeks. Although many factors explain the Iowa caucus results -- extraordinary turnout boosting Barack Obama, Mike Huckabee's strength among the conservative Christian base -- the two victors also have issued some of the strongest criticisms of the Bush administration's foreign policy. Obama, like most Democrats, has strongly distanced himself from the path carved out by Bush on foreign policy, especially on Iraq and Iran, with his overarching message of change that distinguished him from the other front-runners. Last month, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice assailed Huckabee's assessment that the Bush administration had a go-it-alone foreign policy as " ludicrous ." Though it is still early in the race, the...