An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

May 23, 2007

Dumb As a Box of Rocks

Filed under: Moonbats & Other Animals — olbroad @ 4:10

John Edwards Calls War on Terror Bush’s ‘Bumper Sticker’ Slogan

Democratic White House hopeful John Edwards, in a major foreign policy speech Wednesday, minimized the Bush administration’s War on Terror as nothing more than a “bumper sticker slogan” used to justify the war in Iraq and “bludgeon political opponents.”

“It is now clear that George Bush’s misnamed ‘War on Terror’ has backfired — and is now part of the problem,” Edwards told the Council of Foreign Relations in New York. “The War on Terror is a slogan designed only for politics, not a strategy to make America safe. It’s a bumper sticker, not a plan.”

Mr. Edwards really needs to go back to his over sized palace, and give us all a break. I have to tell you, if the people of this country elected a useless, arrogant, slime like Edwards as president, then, I fear, all is lost. The ambulance chaser who channels dead children, and spends $400 on a bloomin’ haircut, must go back to his mother ship.

Edwards proposed foreign policy changes from the direction taken by the Bush administration, calling on Congress not to back down to White House pressure for a bill to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan without requiring a timetable for withdrawing U.S. forces. Congressional leaders said Tuesday that they are close to a deal that would fund the wars without a timetable for withdrawal.

“Every member of Congress should stand their ground on this issue and do everything in their power to block this bill,” Edwards said. “Congress should send President Bush another bill funding the troops, supporting the troops, with a timetable for withdrawal. If the president vetoes that bill, send him another one.”

I know squat about foreign policy. Edwards seems to know even less.

Republican presidential contender Rudy Giuliani, campaigning in New Hampshire, said Edwards is in denial.

“I don’t understand why a Democratic candidate would be in denial of what’s actually going on,” Giuliani told FOX News. “This global War on Terror is going on whether John Edwards recognizes it or not. It’s not like it’s controlled, there are people planning to come here and kill us all over the world.”

If you really want to put a name to it, call it World War III. Edwards doesn’t seem to get it that there are people in the world, and sadly many, who want to whack his pretty hair off, along with his head.

If you want to talk ‘bumper stickers’, FLUSH THE JOHN comes to mind.

I am disgusted!

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10 Comments »

  1. One can wage war on a people or on a country but you cannot wage war against a concept with soldiers and tanks.

    Bush’s shooting war in Iraq takes focus, energy and resources from any kind of a fight against those who would harm us.

    Edwards ain’t perfect but he seems to have a better grasp of what it would take to get us out of this mess than any three members of the current administration. That conservatives use irrelavancies to attack him is a sure sign that they have nothing substantive.

    Comment by grumps — May 24, 2007 @ 8:33

  2. And good morning to you too grumps!

    The concept IS terror, which must be fought. Hence, war on terror. Which by the way, now includes Iraq.

    Comment by olbroad — May 24, 2007 @ 8:50

  3. What is your definition of terror? What encompasses the War on Terror?

    Seems to me that Edwards (who I do not like much) is spot on here.

    Comment by Jayce — May 24, 2007 @ 10:40

  4. Spot on? He refused to admit there even is such a thing.

    Terror would be what is happening on the streets of Milwaukee, thanks to the thugs. It is what is happening in Israel and London, with buses being blown up. It is conducted by people who don’t like YOU, and would be happy to whack your head off, or shoot you, or beat the crap out of you. Terror is what is happening on our borders with the drug runner and human smugglers. It’s bombs blowing up in Indonesia or Thailand. It’s Christian schoolgirls being murdered just because they are Christian. It’s predators targeting children for abuse and murder to satisfy some sick part of their evil minds.

    Terror is evil, period. And evil must be battled.

    Comment by olbroad — May 24, 2007 @ 10:59

  5. Don’t you see the problem here? War on Terror is absolutely a bumper sticker slogan. It gives, say Bush, a carte blache when it comes to anything terror related.

    Obviously distinctions need to be made between the War in Iraq and drug smugglers. Hell, according to your definition, even elementary school bullies qualify in this War on Terror.

    Face it – Democrats and Republicans both are guilty of “bumper sticker slogans”. This is clearly one of them.

    Comment by Jayce — May 24, 2007 @ 11:45

  6. Jayce, usually I would consider you an almost intelligent person. Obviously, we seldom agree on anything, but that’s ok.

    NO, I don’t think children who haven’t been taught any better with drug dealers and Islamonazis. However, that being said, if they do NOT get some guidance from the adults in their lives, it’s a good chance they will become “terrorists” on our streets. Whether it is through joining a gang, or blowing themselves up in the middle of a market….wrong is wrong.

    Comment by olbroad — May 24, 2007 @ 1:02

  7. Nice to know that I’m almost intelligent. Given your barometers, I’ll take that qualifier as a wonderful compliment.

    And we really do agree on much more than you probably want to let on. I only leave comments when I disagree, and most of your topics I don’t comment on.

    I don’t disagree with what you’re saying; wrong is wrong. But when you lump everything together… you’re diluting where our focus really needs to be.

    Using a word like “Terror” seems to be a poor choice. It’s a broad term that means different things to different people. While under the guise of the War on Terror, our government may be over-reaching by even your standards. Because when you use an ambiguous term like “terror” anything can conceivably fall under its guidelines.

    Much better would be to use phrases like “The War against al Qaeda” or “The War against Islamic Extremists”. Both of those offer a much clearer picture of whom the enemy is and where the focus should be.

    You Republicans are always talking about “Winning” the war, and how the left wants us to cut and run, effectively “Losing” the war.

    How on earth are we going to win a “War on Terrorism” if it encompasses everything you listed above?

    Comment by Jayce — May 24, 2007 @ 2:17

  8. no comment??

    Comment by Jayce — May 25, 2007 @ 11:46

  9. I do have other things I need to do besides go back and forth with you. I’m getting irritated. Not a good thing.

    “Given your barometers….”???

    Comment by olbroad — May 25, 2007 @ 1:11

  10. Sure thing…

    Don’t worry about it; go back to discussing your peacocks.

    Comment by Jayce — May 25, 2007 @ 2:11


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