Thursday, October 11, 2007

5 Years Ago Today (Who Knew?)

So according to my (pretty constant) John Edwards campaign email newsletter 5 years ago in the wee hours of October 10th and the small hours of the 11th Congress voted to authorize the president to use force against Iraq. At the time I must admit I was in AmeriCorps where we really had no time to hear any news, so I had no idea what was going on (though like Barack I've known since I was little that war is poopy) But from the e-mail (beware John Edwards Propaganda below:)
Five years ago, in the late hours of October 10 and the early morning hours of October 11, Congress voted to authorize the president to use force against Iraq.

As we now know, the war that followed has been one of the greatest disasters of American foreign policy, fueled by mistruths and deception by George Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld.

Eight days ago, while visiting New Hampshire, John Edwards apologized again for his vote as a United States Senator in support of the president's request
It takes a person of courage and strength to admit to making a mistake. I'm proud of John for being prepared to stand-up and apologize for his vote—and to present a clear plan for ending the war in Iraq.

At the same time, it's evident that Hillary Clinton has learned a very different lesson from the hoodwinking of the American people by George Bush and Dick Cheney.

John has learned that if you give George Bush even an inch of authority, he'll find a way to turn it into sanctioning a war. Hillary Clinton, however, has recently supported the Bush Administration by voting for a bill in Congress that calls the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization—a vote that takes America one step closer to war with Iran.

John talked about her vote and what this means during his visit to New Hampshire last week
Iraq Vote: A Lesson Learned

I know I'm horribly biased but to me it is a sign of being a bigger man and a better leader to accept blame and apologize for your mistakes (see George Bush for the complete opposite) than to constantly boast of being right (see Barack.)

God I love John Edwards. And so should you.

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