"I think Iraq is the most serious and imminent threat to our country, and I think Iraq and Saddam Hussein present the most serious and imminent threat." -Senator John Edwards (D)
Former Senator, and failed Democratic presidential candidate, John Edwards wrote a piece for the Washington Post this weekend. The beginning of the article is laughable. "I'm sorry, but it's his fault and his fault and everyone's fault but my own." --well, that's the gist of it anyway.
The second part of the article is a bit more interesting though. Unlike all of the others Dems that are criticizing the war effort in Iraq (and whether we should be there or not), Edwards has laid out a plan for "success" and withdraw from Iraq. If you can sort through all the digs at Bush, you can read the plan:
1) "...Remove the image of an imperialist America from the landscape of Iraq. American contractors who have taken unfair advantage of the turmoil in Iraq need to leave Iraq. If that means Halliburton subsidiary KBR, then KBR should go. ...beginning of a gradual process to reduce our presence and change the shape of our military's deployment in Iraq. Most of these troops should come from National Guard or Reserve forces."
2) "...redeployment should work in concert with a more effective training program for Iraqi forces."
3) "...launch a serious diplomatic process that brings the world into this effort. We should bring Iraq's neighbors and our key European allies into a diplomatic process to get Iraq on its feet. The president needs to create a unified international front." (source)
Is it just me, or hasn't the Administration been saying most of those things all along?
***Go read Jay's Post ("Anti-Christian Rampage by 2000 Muslims") --the other side seems to have no problem making this a religious war.***