Same Old Dems

James Taranto writes:

Harry Pelosi and Nancy Reid “are stepping up their effort to cut into the public perception that Republicans are stronger on national security,” reports the Associated Press from Washington:

“We need a new direction on national security, and leaders with policies that are tough and smart. That is what Democrats offer,” . . . Reid, D-Nev., said in remarks prepared for delivery Wednesday. . . .

Pelosi, D-Calif., said Democrats were providing a fresh strategy–“one that is strong and smart, which understands the challenges America faces in a post 9/11 world, and one that demonstrates that Democrats are the party of real national security.”

Me: I don’t see how this is anything new for the Democrats.

In New York in Sept. 2004, Kerry gave a speech that was supposed to lay out his Iraq plan. It included the following line:

To win, America must be strong and America must be smart.