Skip to comments.John Edwards Claims He 'Calmed' Pakistan; NBC's Gregory Unfazed
Posted on 01/03/2008 2:34:42 PM PST by RDTF
On this mornings Today show, NBCs David Gregory challenged Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards about his vote for the Iraq war, his relative lack of experience, and his divisive us-vs-them rhetoric. But Gregory had absolutely no reaction when Edwards grandly claimed that his phone call to Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf in the hours after the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was a calming influence that helped stabilize an international crisis and was proof he is ready for the Presidency.
We just had this, this international crisis in Pakistan that is still ongoing. And my response to that was to speak directly to President Musharraf, to urge him to do a series of things that would move the country toward democracy, that would allow international inspectors into the country and to proceed with the elections in an open, fair, verifiable and secure way. And I believe was a calming influence in a very volatile situation.
Does Edwards really think that in the turmoil following Bhuttos killing his phone call was of any consequence whatsoever? Or is this just another display of Edwards knack for grotesque overstatement, as when in 2004 he claimed that when John Kerry is president, people like Christopher Reeve are going to walk, get up out of that wheelchair and walk again.
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BWAHAHAHA!!!! And Hillary claimed that she went on secret missions during her time in the WH!!! These people live in fantasyland! Next thing you know one of the Dems will be claiming that they were with John Kerry in Cambodia on Christmas!
Edwards was probably fooled by some morning-drive radio deejay who called him up and pretended to be Musharraf.
I am sure that pretty boy believes this. But, it proves he’s dillusional and not at all up to being leader of the free world.
Silky Pony to the rescue!
Do the politicos and the MSM REALLY believe we are that stupid? (Rhetorical quetion). /SARC
Great, now seedy trial lawyers are trying to run our foreign policy. Go stare at yourself in a mirror Silky and let the real politicians do their jobs.
one lefty gargling another lefty’s bathwater...
I’m really sorry I missed this - would have a hysterical start to my day
Looks like he’s caught the ClintonPox. Hillary is a known carrier...
Edwards made his hay by bedazzling jurors having double-digit IQs. In this run, he is clearly pandering to those with double-digit IQs and is betting that there are more of those than there are people with triple-digit IQs. The scary part is that he might be right.
Edwards went on to say, “I told Musharraf to sue the manufacturer of Bhutto’s limousine and to sue the fabricator which reinforced the skin to bulletproof grade steel. There is certainly a great deal of neglect for a company to create a assassin-proof vehicle and then to add a sun roof. It just boggles the mind.” “ We agreed that the gun manufacturere should also be sued and the manufacturer of the backpack the bomber used should face punishment for their neglect in making a product capable of concealing a bomb. In all, Musharraf understands our concern and sees the value in continuing to proceed toward an American style of justice.”
has he channeled any dead children lately?
Oh boy, this is one of the funniest things posted recently. Silk Pony actually believing he had an effect in world affairs. My opinion of Musharraf just took a huge nosedive that he even wasted time taking a phone call from this ambulance chasing idiot!
But lawyer Edwards can get through!
Musharrafs brother living here: Its a tragedy :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
Dr. Musharraf, 60, said he might try to telephone his brother, but I doubt I can reach him because of the emergency.
Who dos he think he is, Jesse Jackson? It has that quality.
These clowns don’t live in fantasy land. However they do know that the average democrat voter does !
Edwards, go over these and make say this.
At least u found it and we can end the day with a good laugh....LOL
Edwards needs to learn the difference between bored and calm. I know bored people tend to behave in a fairly calm manner, but the give away is 5 minutes later when they fall asleep.
The”BRECK” girl is suffering from delusions of grandeur as is his leftist media cohort Gregory!!
Right and Kerry was a war hero.
He probably called to claim Bhutto slipped and fell and that he was filing suit...
Yeah, and he invented the internet too.
Kucinich sees aliens.
Obama has vision.
Hillary will give us health care.
Edwards just saved the world.
What’s the problem? Aren’t all these things true?
At least Edwards dressed well for the photo-op: http://www.freaksuncensored.com/Schlizie_the_Pinhead_as_movie_actor.jpg
His lack of understanding of the situation in Pakistan is astonishing. We don’t need to ‘calm’ Musharraf’; we need to keep him alive! Does he realize how close AQ may be to getting its hands on Pakistans nuclear arsenal?
Musharraf was probably really ticked he had a parade of bloviating RAT Party jackasses trying to gain politically at the expense of his time and patience.
Swapping beauty tips can calm the nerves.
What was Edwards - a private citizen - doing calling Musharraf in the first place?
“These clowns dont live in fantasy land. However they do know that the average democrat voter does !”
The Dem voter has to be led along the moonbeam path by those who have gone before! They are all living in fantasy!
President Bush was late making a formal statement after the assassination of Bhutto, and being late for a press meeting is rare for him. He also looked very angry when he read his brief statement.
I wonder if
a) Musharref gave Bush an earful about American wannabees bothering him on such a terrible day
b) Musharref delayed taking Bush’s call, after being forced to speak to Silky.
Thanks for posting- I was sorely in need of comic relief today:)
Musharref was probably bored to tears and just sounded “calm.”
A fitting quote to sum up Edwards......
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
Musharref probably had to stifle a snicker with his hand.
Musharraf would not waste his time speaking with Edwards.
Musharraf is facing a real crisis, why would he want the advise of an Ambulance Chaser?
Edwards is apparently unaware that Obama’s threat to nuke Pakistan did more to calm Mushy than Edwards’ offer to sue the driver of the SUV.
Who knows, maybe he did calm the situation. Musharref must have gotten a good laugh out of this phone call, and maybe it put him in a better mood for the rest of the day.
Oh, I agree. Why would Musharraf want or need the opinion of a private citizen of another country? Don’t you love the smell of desperation on caucus morning? Edwards is truly irrelevance on parade.