Friday, May 25, 2007

You Sir Are Correct

John Edwards delivered a great foreign policy speech the other day, on which I will be doing a writeup when I have some time (which, of course, may be never). But in the meantime, here is the email he sent out regarding that travesty of a vote on Iraq last night, in case you didn't get it. Complete with URL for you to go and make yourself heard:

About an hour ago, the Senate caved to President Bush and sent him another blank check to continue the war in Iraq.

This is a serious blow for all of us, but no one lost more today than the troops in the field who continue to sacrifice so nobly and their families still waiting back home.

It's a hard moment, but you and I don't have the luxury of getting discouraged. We must remember: This is not over. For those of us committed to change, it has only begun.

This weekend, thousands of us will take action in our communities to support the troops and end the war. We will speak out in public. We will send care packages to soldiers in Iraq. We will gather letters for Congress and the president. And on Memorial Day, we will remember and honor those who sacrificed everything for their nation.

Join us:

After tonight, one thing is now perfectly clear: No one else is going to end this war for us. Bush will not listen. Congress will not fight. There's no one left to lead the country now but we the people.

Each of us has a duty and a responsibility to our troops and to each other to do all that we can to end this war. Under the Constitution of the United States of America, we the people are the sovereign and the ultimate deciders--and by all that I know is right we will succeed in bringing our troops home.

Thank you for standing up.

--John Edwards


At 11:21 AM, Blogger Paddy said...

Very refreshing.

At 12:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, refreshing, if you enjoy hypocritical pandering.

At 2:22 PM, Blogger benny06 said...

Edwards is one of two presidential candidates who is acting like a leader on our foreign policy. The other is Chris Dodd.

At 2:50 PM, Blogger gimmeabreak said...

Mr. Edwards is in the enviable position of not having to vote on Iraq spending bills.

As I'm sure his congressional opponents in this race are saying "easy for you to say".


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