If only someone could say Edwards was drunk
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S.-led war on terrorism is "a bumper sticker, not a plan" that has weakened Washington’s global standing, Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards said on Wednesday as he unveiled his defense policy plans.
In an address to the Council on Foreign Relations, Edwards urged the U.S. Congress to use its funding power to force an immediate pullout of up to 50,000 U.S. combat troops from Iraq, then a full withdrawal within a year.
Edwards, who was the Democratic Party’s vice presidential candidate in 2004, said as president he would close the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, restore the ability of detainees to take legal action against unlawful imprisonment and ban torture.
"The war on terror is a slogan designed only for politics, not a strategy to make America safe. It’s a bumper sticker, not a plan," Edwards said. "It has damaged our alliances and weakened our standing in the world."
I suppose that Mr. "Two America’s" would know about bumper sticker slogans. And, there was "America Can Do Better," "A Stronger America," "We Can Do Better," and let’s not forget "Stronger At Home, Respected In The World." All stated with zero plans for how to accomplish any of them.
In reality, Edwards is simply expressing what so many Democrats are too scared to say: they believe that the war on terror is the fault of the United States and our foreign policy (only during Republican terms, of course), so we should find out why they are angry at us. That is their world view, and as they continue to put out their talking points from the extremist wing, liberals who should know better start buying in to the insanity, in part due to their BDS. Cause Muslim terrorism couldn’t have anything to do with their religious tenets and leaders now, could it? It has to be America’s fault.
Closing G’itmo and giving American rights to terrorists? Gee, that should scare the jihadis. You got anything else, John? Anything definitive plans to help us fight the war against Muslim extremists?
"Finally, we need a diplomatic offensive to engage the rest of the world in Iraq’s future — including Middle Eastern nations and our allies in Europe," Edwards told a meeting of the New York-based think tank. The council has invited all the presidential candidates to speak, and Edwards was the first in the series.
Yup, Muslim extremists are quaking in their boots at an Edwards presidency.
As far as a slogan goes, by all means, let’s change it. I’m thinking "Global War against Radical Islam."
And, perhaps we should coin a new phrase: "America Derangement Syndrome." This is quantified by an extreme verbal dislike of all America does and has done, and a blame America first mentality. Add in a bit of believing in America’s enemies over Americans, anti-military sentiment, and weakening of our strength, and you are there!
As a sidebar, it seems that Edwards has a stake in that huge underwater treasure find, through a stake in several companies, including Fortress Investments. You remember them: they are sub-prime loans predators.
More: Beth at MY Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, in a post entitled "John Edwards, Paper Tiger"
Maybe Silky Ponies are too fucking vapid and self-absorbed to remember why we’re at war. I may just register as a Democrat just so I can cast a primary ballot against him next year. Go to hell, John Edwards. You are an amoral, soulless empty suit, completely devoid of any moral compass beyond getting elected for your own selfish purposes.
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