As president, Barack Obama “would reject the Bush Doctrine of preemption and regime change and replace it with a doctrine of prevention and cooperation and, ladies and gentlemen, this is the biggest ticket item that we have in this election,” said Senator Biden on 2 October 2008. Well, as a professor of mine advised: “If you have to tell a lie, speak quickly. It sounds good and folks will focus on the next words before the lie registers.” While it is harsh to say Senator Biden lied, neither he nor the three other candidates will do anything new in the foreign-policy arena”they will defend the Cold War’s carcasses to the last dollar, soldier, and Marine. All four are outspoken devotees of the grand strategy used in the Cold War, and, given our present foreign-policy train wreck, it ought to spur dread that Senator Biden and Governor Palin say they concur with advice from the last five U.S. secretaries of state. The foreign policy the four advocates is unrelenting U.S. interventionism, a Cold War-recipe that helped to destroy the USSR, but now is inapplicable and detrimental to U.S. interests. While both parties” have since 1991 called for “out-of-the-box thinking” and a “new foreign-policy paradigm,” they have acted”witness Iraq, Bosnia, Somalia, and Pakistan”in the tradition they know: intervene in other people’s affairs and wars at all times and in all places.