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Monday, November 14, 2005

Edwards: "I was wrong"

John Edwards in the WaPo on Sunday:
I was wrong.

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. 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.
Good going, John. About friggin' time! You know, if you'd said this, say, about two days after the "Dean scream" in January 2004, you would have had lots of Kucitizens and Deaniacs flocking to support you instead of the dim-witted warmonger Kerry. And you'd probably be our president now.

BTW, what is Lurch's line now? According to the Charlotte Observer:
Kerry, another possible 2008 candidate, also supports a phased withdrawal. He's also stopped defending his 2002 vote. But instead of calling it a mistake, he put it this way last month: "Knowing now the full measure of the Bush administration's duplicity and incompetence, I doubt there are many members of Congress who would give them the authority they abused so badly. I know I would not."
What a profile in courage this dim bulb is. What has he really learned since August of last year when he stood on the rim of the Grand Canyon and threw his presidential hopes over the rim, Thelma and Louise style, by defending his vote for the war? That no WMD's were in Iraq was already known. That the Bushies had evidence that the aluminum tubes were for rockets, not centrifuges--already known. That there was no uranium from Africa, and that the Bushies had slimed the guy who told us so--already known. And if he didn't know on the day he cast the vote that aWol fully intended to abuse the authority--well, he's much, much dumber than even I think. He's almost W dumb!

I'm just disgusted by Kerry--only someone this inept could have lost to Bush last year. But Edwards has been a disappointment. I told many people in 2004 that I would gladly support Edwards if he would just renounce his vote for the war. But only now, when it seems politically safe, does John-boy finally speak up.

No word yet from Hillary. I don't trust her as far as I could throw Dick Cheney.