Monday, November 14, 2005
John Edwards is still flip-flopping.
It was an op-ed opening with a rare, "I was wrong."
The author was former senator and candidate for vice president, John Edward, writing in Sunday's Washington Post."Almost three years ago we went into Iraq to remove what we were told -- and what many of us believed and argued -- was a threat to America," Edward related. "But in fact we now know that Iraq did not have weapons of mass destruction when our forces invaded Iraq in 2003. The intelligence was deeply flawed and, in some cases, manipulated to fit a political agenda.
"It was a mistake to vote for this war in 2002. I take responsibility for that mistake. It has been hard to say these words because those who didn't make a mistake -- the men and women of our armed forces and their families -- have performed heroically and paid a dear price."
The world desperately needs moral leadership from America, and the foundation for moral leadership is telling the truth...."America's leaders -- all of us -- need to accept the responsibility we each carry for how we got to this place. More than 2,000 Americans have lost their lives in this war, and more than 150,000 are fighting there today. They and their families deserve honesty from our country's leaders. And they also deserve a clear plan for a way out."
Is it any wonder that John Edwards is a former lawyer? After all, aren't attorneys trained experts in the art of lies and manipulation? Wasn't Edwards the same guy who used his own dead son to catapult his career into politics?
Is there any wonder that the American public didn't buy his act last year when Edwards was picked by master flip-flopper John Kerry to help win an election? Kerry picked Edwards last year with the hope that the former lawyer would con voters in the southern states to vote against Bush. Obviously it didn't work as Edwards made such an impression on the public that Dick Cheney couldn't even remember metting him and Bush ended up winning in a landslide.
As a former senator John Edwards has nothing to lose by making comments that greatly disrespect the efforts of our troops in Iraq. Then too, his political capital was shredded last year by an American voter too smart to buy the car salesman tactics of a former lawyer. It's about time people stop listening to this loser.
Posted by Mr. Grey Ghost at 1:46 PM