Wednesday, February 21, 2007

John Edwards: Israel is the greatest threat to world peace!

John Edwards apparently let the mask slip a bit while addressing a Hollywood crowd last night and saying that in his opinion, Israel is the biggest threat to world peace.

"Perhaps the greatest short-term threat to world peace is the possibility that Israel would bomb Iran's nuclear facilities," Edwards said.

Needless to say, things got a bit strained and the Edwards fundraiser was brought to a quick close.

It's not really surprising..after all, Edwards was merely falling in with the standard Angry left position.

Of course, this being a political season, Edwards' campaign was quick to try and spin it. According to Edwards' spokesman Jonathan Prince, what Edwards meant to say is that one of the greatest short-term threats to world peace is Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon, and that Peter Bart, who originally broke this story in Variety must have misheard him...along with most of the rest of the people at the fundraiser.

Hey, I believe him. I mean, who ever heard of a trial lawyer lying?


Anonymous said...

Well, in all fairness, he didn't actually say that Israel is the biggest threat to world peace per se. What he said that an action that Israel may undertake is a threat.

A stupid comment that neverthless betrays his lack of insight when it comes to foreign policy.

Freedom Fighter said...

Sorry Nazar.a bit too `nuanced' for me.

The Arabs have been pushing the same lie for years, that the only obstacle to a peaceful,stable Middle East is those 6 million or so obstinate Jews in Israel who threaten 100 million Arabs..when the reality is that if Israel disappeared tommorow, all that would change is that the US and the west would have one less strong ally.

After many repetitions, backed by a great deal of money, this has started to sink in and is becoming a mantra among a lot of the people Edwards is courting for his constituency.

He could at least have the guts to own his remarks. I still wouldn't care two cents for him, but I'd respect him slightly more.