~!John Kerry, Wait Until You Are Inaugurated To Articulate Iraq Policy!~
"In his emphasis on national security and foreign policy issues over the next several days, Kerry is not expected to engage in detailed policy disputes over Iraq with Bush. Instead, he and Democratic allies seem more inclined to argue that only a new president could change the international atmosphere enough to generate significant help from other nations in Iraq.
For Democrats, that approach has the advantage of focusing the Iraq debate on Bush's performance rather than Kerry's proposals. Former Vice President Al Gore, in a New York City speech Wednesday, praised Kerry for resisting pressure to tie himself down on Iraq.
"Kerry should not tie his own hands by offering overly specific, detailed proposals concerning a situation that is rapidly changing … but rather should preserve his, and our country's, options," Gore said."