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Edwards: Move Past War on Terror
Breitbart/AP ^ | 5/23/07 | Beth Fouhy/AP

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 set—that we are engaged in some kind of clash of civilizations and a war on Islam."

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To: andy58-in-nh

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...


51 posted on 05/23/2007 9:56:08 AM PDT by libs_kma (Monica blew while Al-Queda grew.....Oh well, Clinton happens!)
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To: Steve_Seattle
I've recently talked to two, well-educated liberals whose opinion I used to respect even when I disagreed. But they believe that Bush and company generated 9/11, took down the Twin Towers, etc.

Scary, isn't it? Bush Derangement Syndrome is a very real phenomenon, under which people who ought to know better come to accept the most fantastic conspiracy theories - but refuse to believe the evidence of their own senses.

52 posted on 05/23/2007 10:01:41 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: Steve_Seattle

I don’t think Edwards is misinformed at all. He knows the truth of the matter — which makes this particular stance all more dastardly. He’ll say whatever it takes to appeal to the MoveOn, DU wingnuts primary voters — even it means saying something that he knows undermines the security of his country.

That sums up all these Democrats; they will do anything to achieve short-term political gains — including knowingly promoting policies that endanger American lives.


53 posted on 05/23/2007 10:03:06 AM PDT by KingSnorky
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To: andy58-in-nh

How breathtakingly stupid!


54 posted on 05/23/2007 10:04:43 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: Spruce

I had a boss about 30 years agao who would say that a lot. I always liked the look on our secretaries’ face when he did.


55 posted on 05/23/2007 10:16:11 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: andy58-in-nh

Move past the War on Terror???

Sure pal, just as soon as we WIN IT, jerkoff!


56 posted on 05/23/2007 10:16:50 AM PDT by KingRonnie9
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To: andy58-in-nh
It’s a shame FDR never moved past Pearl Harbor...(well maybe it isn’t)
57 posted on 05/23/2007 10:21:23 AM PDT by .cnI redruM (Friends Don't Let Friends Vote For Oxygen Thieves!)
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To: Maceman

Mace:

I am with you on Clinton - I knew from the first pieces I read on him that he is nothing but a flim-flam artist, a charlatan, a conniver. Time proves us right...


58 posted on 05/23/2007 10:23:09 AM PDT by astounded
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To: andy58-in-nh

Ah, the post-post-9/11 mentality comes “out of the shadows”.


59 posted on 05/23/2007 10:24:31 AM PDT by WOSG (The 4-fold path to save America - Think right, act right, speak right, vote right!)
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To: fatnotlazy

What a frickin’ MORON!


60 posted on 05/23/2007 10:26:08 AM PDT by IGOTMINE (1911s FOREVER!)
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To: Calpernia

Would someone please ask him to define what he means by “21st century threats.”


61 posted on 05/23/2007 10:26:33 AM PDT by Midtowngirl
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To: Midtowngirl

Would someone please ask him to define what he means by “21st century threats.”

***

If the attack on 9-11 wasn’t a “21st century threat,” then what is?


62 posted on 05/23/2007 10:32:00 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: .cnI redruM; KingRonnie9; WOSG
Mr. Edwards does not appear to view our conflict with radical Islam as a military or even as a political struggle. I guess when you are a lawyer, all problems begin to look like cases and all solutions appear to look like the litigation process. That's why he wants to reorient the military back toward the sort of peace-keeping/problem-solving role ("International Meals-on-Wheels") that it had under Bill Clinton. And you all know how well that worked out.
63 posted on 05/23/2007 10:37:28 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: BuffaloJack

We knew in 1991 that when we left Iraq without going on to Baghdad that, sooner or later, we’d be back, and it would be a lot worse. Now, in 2007, it’s the same, only it’s become global. If we leave the ME now, not under our conditions, sooner or later we’ll be back, and it will be an order of magnitude worse.

I am truly disturbed that the democrat party, and its propaganda arm the MSM (NYT, WaPo, CBS, NBC, ABC, NPR, et al) cannot see this. Or, even worse, it’s not that they cannot see it, it’s that politics are more important to the democrat party today than is our national security. Indeed, the freedom of the world at large from islamic domination is at risk.

In that context, it is logical to say that Edwards and with minor exceptions, the democrat party, constitute a clear and present danger to us all.


64 posted on 05/23/2007 10:39:42 AM PDT by astounded
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To: andy58-in-nh

Granted W has made, and is making, some serious mistakes for our country, but terrorism and it’s goal of doing us in is not one of them. He may be using it to further his own globalist goals, but Muslim hatred of the West did not begin with GWB. It’s been going on for centuries. And I don’t see it going away any time soon, Mr. Edwards.


65 posted on 05/23/2007 10:40:32 AM PDT by Paperdoll
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To: astounded
I am with you on Clinton - I knew from the first pieces I read on him that he is nothing but a flim-flam artist, a charlatan, a conniver. Time proves us right...

Fat lotta good it did us, huh?

66 posted on 05/23/2007 10:42:08 AM PDT by Maceman (Scratch a progressive, find a misanthrope.)
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To: Badeye

>Is this the guy we want answering the phone at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue at 2AM when bad things happen?<

There is only ONE man I want answering that phone. Duncan Hunter.


67 posted on 05/23/2007 10:42:22 AM PDT by Paperdoll ( Duncan Hunter '08)
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To: andy58-in-nh
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Runs in the demoncratic blood.
68 posted on 05/23/2007 10:44:57 AM PDT by rbosque (L)
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To: fatnotlazy

I prefer A##Hat....


69 posted on 05/23/2007 10:47:25 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: fatnotlazy
He’s beyond moron he’s more in the a$$hole category. The nincompoop would be dangerous having any authority at all. The POS should stick with his crooked hedge funds for the poor investment group and leave decisions and policies of life and death to real men.
70 posted on 05/23/2007 10:47:30 AM PDT by mimaw
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To: Midtowngirl

I would assume he is referring to Global Warming. JMO.


71 posted on 05/23/2007 10:47:53 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: rbosque

Wow. There are many people in this country who can’t be shown that picture enough.


72 posted on 05/23/2007 10:49:39 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: andy58-in-nh

You are correct, people need to be reminded of what we are up against. The left wants us to forget.


73 posted on 05/23/2007 10:53:31 AM PDT by rbosque (L)
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To: rbosque

There was a documentary about 9/11 on the National Geographic channel a couple of evenings ago. I had not seen the images from that day anywhere on TV for so long that I was actually quite stunned to see them again.


74 posted on 05/23/2007 11:02:12 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: andy58-in-nh

Yeah, they don’t like to show them because it “might upset some viewers”. But they have no problem showing Al-Queda propaganda videos of them shooting or blowing our boys. It’s censorship by ommission. Terrible.


75 posted on 05/23/2007 11:05:54 AM PDT by rbosque (L)
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To: Russ

God help us all!


76 posted on 05/23/2007 11:20:28 AM PDT by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Edwards knows damn well that radical islam is a major problem, he’s just pandering to the base of pacifist kooks and moonbats for votes.


77 posted on 05/23/2007 11:22:31 AM PDT by Veeram ("Any fool (Liberal) can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do." ---Benjamin Franklin)
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To: fatnotlazy

Yea,he’s pretty like a girl. I’m a woman and he does not seem like a man of courage. I think on one of my good days I could whip him. lol How tall is this guy? Just went over to one of his web-sites and he is all about defense of this country,yea defense of what? He’s a goober with pretty hair trying to become President.I do not trust him at all. He reminds me of the people in hollywood.


78 posted on 05/23/2007 11:28:34 AM PDT by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: siunevada

Man these guys make me sick! People like Edwards will say anything to get the power they need to make themselves feel good.


79 posted on 05/23/2007 11:30:32 AM PDT by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Do people actually SEND MONEY to this idiot???


80 posted on 05/23/2007 11:34:13 AM PDT by tcrlaf (VOTE DEM! You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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To: red irish

Presumably, women vote for men who are attractive...we’re all such airheads — we don’t pay attention to the candidate’s position on the issues. I remember there was a poll of women done around the time Clinton was running for his second term that was alleged to support that theory, and I just got so mad, I wanted to scream. I did not want to be lumped in with any women dumb enough to vote for a man only because of his looks. Besides, I didn’t find Clinton all that good looking anyway. And I feel the same about Edwards — maybe he does attract some women, but he does nothing for me. Every time he opens his mouth or does something stupid like this, he becomes even less attractive.


81 posted on 05/23/2007 11:38:15 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: andy58-in-nh

There was a documentary about 9/11 on the National Geographic channel a couple of evenings ago. I had not seen the images from that day anywhere on TV for so long that I was actually quite stunned to see them again.

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I have some of the images from that day on my computer. I view them every day before work. I do so to remind myself who the enemy is and what we are fighting for. It’s too bad viewing these images is not required — particularly for the moonbats and dimwits out there who just don’t get it. But then again, I suspect that it wouldn’t help — these idiots would still want to kumbaya with our enemies and blame the U.S. for 9/11...and just about every other ill in the world for that matter.


82 posted on 05/23/2007 11:43:41 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: andy58-in-nh

If you ask me, Edwards silly pronouncement only proves Bush’s success so far because there hasn’t been a terrorist attack on the US or any of it’s interests since 9/11 and many Americans have actually become complacent. If we weren’t in Afghanistan and Iraq draining terrorist resources there would have been more attacks on US soil. The constantly rising stock market also states that investors have confidence in the stability of Bush’s actions. The only people who don’t have a clue are the leftards and their media allies. And these pinheads want to get out of Iraq. History will prove that Bush did make the right choices.


83 posted on 05/23/2007 11:50:46 AM PDT by gatecrasher
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To: fatnotlazy
"Besides, I didn’t find Clinton all that good looking anyway."

Charisma is more about "presence" or "vibes" or "energy" than good looks alone, but I didn't think Clinton had much of those qualities, either. Maybe just a little, just a little, of the Elvis thing with the grin, but that's about it. If you want to see someone with charisma, listen to Farrakhan or, even Jesse Jackson. (Of course, I think Farrakhan's a nut, and Jackson's a fraud, but even a nut and a fraud can have charisma.)
84 posted on 05/23/2007 11:52:33 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: LibLieSlayer
In the Mideast Breck Boy wouldn't last long before he had a boyfriend! Politicians today want us to believe in them more than we believe in God.That is why abortion and homosexuality in your face does not bother them.
85 posted on 05/23/2007 11:54:16 AM PDT by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: red irish; andy58-in-nh
People like Edwards will say anything to get the power they need to make themselves feel good.

He's the very model of a Modern American Attorney. He will say anything to win.

I wonder if he believes anything. How the heck would we know?

86 posted on 05/23/2007 11:57:41 AM PDT by siunevada (If we learn nothing from history, what's the point of having one? - Peggy Hill)
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To: siunevada

My favorite Hank Hill quote: “I don’t mind body piercings. They let you know who the weirdos are without having to ask.”


87 posted on 05/23/2007 12:01:09 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: gatecrasher
History will prove that Bush did make the right choices.

I agree. Whatever else you want to say about him (and please don't bring up illegal immigration because most of us agree he's really screwed the pooch on that one), George Bush has been right on the money when it comes to the war against radical Islam, just as he was right about tax cuts boosting the economy.

88 posted on 05/23/2007 12:04:32 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: red irish

You speak the truth!

LLS


89 posted on 05/23/2007 12:28:28 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: Steve_Seattle
“I don’t mind body piercings. They let you know who the weirdos are without having to ask.”

I imagine the Edwards body piercing would look something like this:


90 posted on 05/23/2007 12:33:52 PM PDT by siunevada (If we learn nothing from history, what's the point of having one? - Peggy Hill)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Dhimmitude will suit John Edwards just fine.


91 posted on 05/23/2007 12:43:51 PM PDT by CurlyBill (Democrats: Trying hard to manufacture a loss in Iraq ... all for politics)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Even in the days just after 9/11, we all knew, deep down, that this would happen. We all knew we would eventually forget and slip back into passiveness and relativism. We told ourselves not to, but we knew we would.

“The Case for Rage and Retribution”
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,174641,00.html


92 posted on 05/23/2007 1:24:20 PM PDT by T.Smith
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To: fatnotlazy
What is really scary if it wasn’t for her thighness he probably would be the frontrunner.
93 posted on 05/23/2007 1:32:04 PM PDT by rocksblues (Warning, anti-illegal immigration posters are being watched by Big Brother)
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To: andy58-in-nh

I went into health food store recently in west Texas and the owner, who seemed like an intelligent man at first, saw the FDNY cap that I purchased on our recent trip to NYC and asked me if we visited the WTC site. When I said yes, he then starting telling me about how WTC 7 was taken down with explosives by the Bush administration. When I told him I knew that to be untrue he walked away mad.

These “Truthers” are popping up everywhere. It’s like the “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”!


94 posted on 05/23/2007 1:41:06 PM PDT by texasmountainman (God bless all who serve in the U.S. military!)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Stupid little prick.
He may just be the most dangerous candidate, based on his lack of reality on almost every issue.
He makes Hillary look stable.


95 posted on 05/23/2007 1:51:43 PM PDT by Gideon Reader (DEMOCRATS: Not quite American, and proud of it! REPUBLICANS: Bewildered.)
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To: fatnotlazy
Edwards is right!!!

We need to stop worrying about terrorists who want to kill us and instead launch a NEW Global war on STUPID LAWYERS!!

What I want to know is how he keeps his hair looking so nice with his head so far up his rear end????

96 posted on 05/23/2007 2:02:13 PM PDT by aj7360
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To: rocksblues

Or Sadaam Obama Rama

“Her Thighness” — I love that expression. But then again, I’m not politically correct. :)


97 posted on 05/23/2007 2:24:57 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: aj7360

“What I want to know is how he keeps his hair looking so nice with his head so far up his rear end????”

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It’s that $400 haircut you know — even with his head up his rear end, his hair looks good. :)


98 posted on 05/23/2007 2:25:43 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: andy58-in-nh

What a fricking idiot. Can you imagine someone saying during WWII that we should move past our war on Germany and Japan? Just get on with more important things, carbon offsets I suppose, and forget about the war with Germany and Japan.


99 posted on 05/24/2007 1:00:36 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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