Saturday, November 12, 2005

John Edwards finds his inner progressive

John Edwards kicks some serious butt in an op-ed in the WaPo. He starts out with the words our president is incapable of uttering.
I was wrong.

He apologizes for supporting the invasion of Iraq and he lays the blame squarely on the White House doorstep. But he doesn't wallow in recriminations. He instead lays out a workable plan for salvaging this occupation gone so very wrong.

This piece makes me wonder if Edwards isn't sending out some feelers for 04. It's difficult to pick a single quote to illustrate but doesn't this sound campaign-like?
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.
And it only gets better. He calls on kicking Halliburton and KBR out, calls the current policy imperalist and calls Iraq a mess and a failure. Sounds like he's reaching out to the progressives to me. Either it's for himself or for the party. Either way - give me more of this kind of talk.

This is what I've been waiting to hear from the Democratic Party. I don't even mind that they waited until the polls were abysmally clear to act, as long as they keep following through.
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Blogger enigma4ever said...

thank heavens he said is about time they all open their mouthes and say it...before the 2006 elections or another soldier or iraqi civilian dies...

7:58:00 PM  

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