Jim points out all those things they didn’t talk about:
Things that naturally didn’t come up: torture; the costs of interventionism; how much of a blank check to give Ariel Sharon’s Likud government; whether we truthfully want to democratize cooperative Muslim autocracies or should want to; our continuing involvement in the Andean Initiative; sanctions on Cuba; the difference between prudence and panic in anti-terror policy. What we had was vigorous disagreement on tactics with no serious debate on grand strategy. Both candidates agree that America must be the busiest busybody in the busy busy world. The rest is a question of application.
This is: brett's logjam → October 1, 2004.