Skip to comments.(John "Pink Sapphire")Edwards: No Terror "War"
Posted on 04/27/2007 8:04:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
This is a quite big deal that most of us totally missed last night: John Edwards doesn't believe there's a "global war on terror," at least not in the simple-show-of-hands sense.
This is something a lot of Democrats say privately -- and something mainstream pols everywhere else in the world say publicly -- but it contests a Bush administration premise in a way very few American politicians have been comfortable in the last five and a half years.
His stance -- though it doesn't seem to have been all that deliberate -- matches the recent comments of a prominent British politician. It's the most direct challenge to the Bush administration's whole worldview that I can recall from a leading Democrat.
Edwards aide David Ginsberg confirmed that the former North Carolina senator had not raised his hand in response to Brian Williams' question,"Do you believe there is such a thing as a global war on terror?"
He also noted that Edwards elaborated later in the debate.
"I believe -- and this goes to the question you asked earlier, just a few minutes ago -- global war on terror. I think there are dangerous people and dangerous leaders in the world that America must deal with and deal with strongly, but we have more tools available to us than bombs. And America needs to use the tools that are available to them so that these people who are sitting on the fence, who terrorists are trying to recruit, the next generation, get pushed to our side, not to the other side. We've had no long-term strategy, and we need one, and I will provide one."
They really don't care if somebody else gets hurt or killed by terrorists.
Not wars, not a threat to our Constitution, not an invasion across our borders, not a welfare system running out of control, not a failing public education system from K through the University level, not a Justice system that applies only to the weak and out of power, not a bunch of Congress Critters acting like agents in the employ of our enemies.....NOTHING.....
That's the DNC mantra..
.. Semper Fi
Good, but don’t forget that Plugs, the evil elf, and the nobody all answered the same as silky....
But edwards isn’t gonna get any traction against the hildebeast and osama obama. I am hoping that he saps off votes from whichever loser gets the Dhimmi nod.
Yeah Islam is a religion of peace being hijacked by just a few radical fundamentalist extremists and Europe isnt really on the fast track to the darb al Islam. Its all delusional paranoia and warmongering.
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