Skip to comments.Edwards: Move Past War on Terror
Posted on 05/23/2007 9:12:59 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh
Edwards: Move Past 'War on Terror' May 23 11:36 AM US/Eastern By BETH FOUHY
Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Democrat John Edwards Wednesday repudiated the notion that there is a "global war on terror," calling it an ideological doctrine advanced by the Bush administration that has strained American military resources and emboldened terrorists.
In a defense policy speech he planned to deliver at the Council on Foreign Relations, Edwards called the war on terror a "bumper sticker" slogan Bush had used to justify everything from abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison to the invasion of Iraq.
"We need a post-Bush, post-9/11, post-Iraq military that is mission focused on protecting Americans from 21st century threats, not misused for discredited ideological purposes," Edwards said in remarks prepared for delivery. "By framing this as a war, we have walked right into the trap the terrorists have setthat we are engaged in some kind of clash of civilizations and a war on Islam."
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What a maroon!
What lah-dee-fricking-dah, Mr. Edwards.
What would you call it? “The War On Exceedingly Rude People”?
Somebody shave this guys head.
I cannot believe anyone with a sound mind can see this weasel as “presidential timber”. And “he” (of course I use the masculine term generously in the context of this hypocritical, ambulance chasing twerp) is considered a “frontrunner” by the so-called MSM.
Breathtaking in his ignorance!
It’s taking important time away from his “War on Split Ends”.
To quote my father; “What a pecker head.”
Edwards is nuts!
He needs to be fitted with dentures.
A “frontrunner?” I thought he was way behind the other two socialists.
What scares me is that, lately, the American people seem all too breathtaking in their ignorance and completely capable of electing someone like him in '08.
Is this the guy we want answering the phone at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, at 2 AM when bad things happen?
I don’t think so.
“Edwards is nuts!”
He’s a reasonably good looking man. But he has the brains of a kumquat.
Come to think of it, a kumquat is probably a lot smarter.
I think his hair spray has soaked into his brain.
Translation: The democrats can spend the war funds in more meaningful ways..
I think Hair Boy may be secretly planning to launch the “Class Action Suit on Terror”.
(As long as he's the guy at the switchboard and not the guy to whom the call is directed.)
He’d misdirect the call.
Funny, that's what I said about Bill Clinton when he was running for his first term.
What clarity of vision. What did he have to say in the past?
Senator John Edwards
Center for Strategic and International Studies
October 7, 2002
Remarks as prepared for delivery
...Today I want to focus on America's role in the world, and especially, how the exercise of American leadership around the world is critical to protecting the security of Americans here at home.
...But the first responsibility of any government is the safety and security of its citizens. I believe that, today, that responsibility imposes three challenges above all others: first, to eliminate the threat of chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons; second, to win the war on terrorism; and third, to promote democracy and freedom around the world, especially the Middle East.
I think the only thing bad that has ever happened to John Edwards at 2am is a wicked case of pillow hair.
You know what? I think you’re right. A kumquat is a lot smarter then Edwards! LOL!
The only people John Edwards apparently believes in declaring war on are doctors.
Nice catch. Either he’s flip-flopped on the WOT, or he’s just pandering to the Nutroots Left. Maybe both.
Edwards is a joke.
With a very costly punchline.
With these comments, Edwards shows himself completely and utterly ignorant and misinformed about the greatest threat to civilization since the Nazis. Islamic terrorists are active worldwide, including within the Islamic countries. They are NOT a creation of George Bush. Edwards is therefore not qualified for the presidency.
We’re in trouble if Hillary is elected. But we are in for REALLLLLLLLLL trouble if the Breck Girl is elected.
Who the heck does he think attacked us on 9/11, our friends??
But he cares about poverty.
And good grooming...
To quote the great philosopher Jed Clampett; " If brains were lard, that boy wouldn't have enough to grease a pan."
>>>>”We need a post-Bush, post-9/11, post-Iraq military that is mission focused on protecting Americans from 21st century threats, not misused for discredited ideological purposes,” Edwards said
All this war talk is giving me split ends! I’m so nervous, I keep biting my nails. Look at my cuticles, I need a manicure.
I’ll sue you for making terroristic threats!
Remind me again about former Senator Edwards’ (D-Pink Sapphire) military background. Oh, that’s right: Never served in any capacity and knows ‘Jack Squat’ about foreign affairs. He probably thinks “foreign affairs” is making it with a French lifeguard.
It is hard to believe that DemocRATs are so ignorant that they may actually believe that if we leave the muzzies alone and withdraw our troops back to the States that the muzzies will abandon their quest for a Capiphate that encompasses every square inch of the Earth and all the Earth’s inhabitants.
He isn’t a front runner. He is a mule. MoveOn/Soros get a bunch of court jesters in the race as a way to spread more money around.
Do that,and he’ll lose his will to live.
The problem is, it's not just John Edwards who believes that line of BS. Well, to be fair, we don't really know that Edwards believes it, because he's a snake-oil-selling, carnival-barking plaintiff's attorney who would sue his own mother if the price were right. But a hell of a lot of people apparently do believe that the threat of radical Islam is just a big fairy tale cooked up by the Bush Administration to seize power or enrich Haliburton or whatever, and that is far more troubling.
The Democratic base actually literally believes that Pat Robertson and the late Jerry Falwell are a bigger threat to them and our way of life than the Islamic terrorists.
edweirds had better figure out that when those non-enemy head choppers cut off his metrosexual gay boy head... his hair just ain’t gonna look right!
Oh brother. If this country elects John Edwards, we should all bend over and kiss our butts goodbye.
Some of it is clearly ignorance, but a lot of it is wishful dreaming.
Roll the tapes of the World Trade Center burning and falling to the ground. The Rats are delusional . . . the Breck Girl included.
He is such a lightweight I’m surprised he doesn’t float.
I would say “Who needs a $400.00 haircut on a 10 cent head”, but someone would demand 9 cents back on the head so I won’t even bother...