Wednesday, October 06, 2004
On "Losing Focus" on Osama
During the VP debate, John Edwards repeated what the Kerry 2004 Campaign has been saying for some time now: That President Bush let Osama escape by sending troops into Iraq. Had we only stayed in Afghanistan, we'd have caught Osama. Iraq wasn't a threat; Saddam could have been kept in check by the U.N. After all, Saddam didn't attack us, Osama did.
Let's rewind a bit to February 2002. Senator Edwards appeared on the Clinton News Network and stated the following:
"I think Iraq is the most serious and imminent threat to our country. And I think they – as a result, we have to, as we go forward and as we develop policies about how we’re going to deal with each of these countries and what action, if any, we’re going to take with respect to them, I think each of them have to be dealt with on their own merits. And they do, in my judgment, present different threats. And I think Iraq and Saddam Hussein present the most serious and most imminent threat." - John Edwards on CNN’s "Late Edition," 2/24/02It's easy to follow the opinion polls, isn't it Senator Edwards? However, take note please--that is not a sign of true leadership.