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Edwards on Iraq

CREDIT:

It bears mentioning that this week has seen a bunch of very strong John Edwards statements on the developing Iraq showdown, starting with this on the GAO report, then this on civilian casualties, and this on Bush’s stunt trip to Iraq, all building up to the call for a congressional agenda of “no timetable, no funding — no excuses”.

That, in turn, was followed up with a good ditty on the insane (but seemingly popular with the Democratic leadership) notion that what Democrats need to do is come up with meaningless compromise language on Iraq that will simultaneously doom us to thousands of additional American deaths at the cost of hundreds of billions of dollars while also providing political cover to vulnerable Republicans.