Edwards: War on Terror is a Fake
People are talking about John Edwards and his latest idiotic pandering to the NutRoots: Edwards: Move Past ‘War on Terror’.
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.”
Oops, there I go, gettin’ all hoppin’ mad again. Why would I call this idiotic pandering? Because Edwards was for the war before he decided it didn’t exist: Flashback video: Edwards pledges unity throughout this “war on terrorism”.
And while Edwards panders to the defeatist short-attention-span crowd and maneuvers for political power, Al Qaeda and the global jihad have no doubt about their objectives.