While the L.A. Times was running 19 pages of Saddam coverage (thanks, Kevin Drum), Dean was giving his major foreign policy address. Like all such speeches, it was long on rhetoric and short on specifics, but here’s the broad outline:
Saddam in custody is nice and all, but it don’t change much.
There are three parts to Dean’s terrorism-wrasslin’, mass-destruction-avertin’ plan:
1) Grant more resources to military and intelligence agencies, but less on nuclear weapons development and testing.
2) Rebuild our shattered alliances, giving special consideration to a NATO role in Iraq and foreign affairs in general, as well as to Latin America.
3) Focus the fight against terror by making it a global thing, and building up our homeland security institutions (bringing the National Guard back home, for example).