Monday, June 11, 2007
Edwards: Peace Corps to Fight Terror?
before I even start I need everyone on the left to rent the movies "Hotel Rwanda" and "Sometimes in April" so you can see what happened to the UN peace-keeping troops in Rwanda. The didn't keep the peace -how could they, they weren't armed. They sat there in their little berets and watched people getting their entrails spilled out with machetes...
Now Edwards is suggesting a peace corps to fight an enemy that would behead Mother Theresa without a second thought (well, if she was alive).
"The plan Mr. Edwards presented yesterday — which he dubbed "A Strategy to Shut Down Terrorists and Stop Terrorism Before It Starts" — calls for a 10,000-person "Marshall Corps" to deal with issues ranging from worldwide poverty and economic development to clean drinking water and micro-lending. He said investing in those areas would shore up weak nations and help ensure that terrorism does not take root there. That, he said, would allow the country to stop potential terrorists before they even join the ranks.
There are "thousands committed to violence" today, he said, and America needs to use all of its tools to go after them. But he said millions more people are "sitting on the fence" about whether to join those ranks. "We have to offer them a hand to our side instead of a shove to the other side of that fence," he said." (source)
What none of these jackasses seems to realize is saying that we can fix it implies we had a hand in causing it. This a fanaticism demanded by their god --NOT a consequence of American action. If you want to change it without fighting them, then I guess Edwards will have to listen to Ann Coulter, forget the Peace Corps, use pastors and convert them all to Christianity...