No one can accuse John Edwards of brushing off foreign affairs or national security. As BusinessWeek's richard_dunham notes, there was a big emphasis on strength. Acknowledging that "we're at war," Edwards spent considerable time during his convention speech sketching out running-mate John Kerry's experience as a Swift boat commander in Vietnam, and how it's prepared him to be a commander in chief. He pledged that the U.S. would achieve victory in Iraq and warned that he and Kerry "will have one clear unmistakable message for Al Qaida and these terrorists: You cannot run. You cannot hide. We will destroy you."
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