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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Scratch Edwards off the list

A few days ago I suggested that John Edwards was the only likely pResidential candidate I would find remotely acceptable aside from Dennis Kucinich. Well, scratch that:
"Iran is serious about its threats," former US Senator John Edwards has told an audience in Israel.

"The challenges in your own backyard--represent an unprecedented threat to the world and Israel," the candidate for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination told the Herzliya Conference, referring mainly to the Iranian threat.

In his speech, Edwards criticised the United States' previous indifference to the Iranian issue, saying they have not done enough to deal with the threat.

Hinting to possible military action, Edwards stressed that "in order to ensure Iran never gets nuclear weapons, all options must remain on table."

On the recent UN Security Council's resolution against Iran, Edwards said more serious political and economic steps should be taken. "Iran must know that the world won't back down," he said.
Edwards is one of many potential pResidential candidates who have spoken to this Israeli conference, either in person or via satellite. Others include John McCain, Mitt Romney, and Rudy Giuliani. That Edwards believes that Iran is a threat, and that he feels it is more important to speak to Israelis than to Americans, is enough to cross him off my list.

Why is it that most states get two senators, while Israel gets 100?