Jealous that he missed out on the pandering in Alabama this week, John Edwards tried to get some “me too” time with those evil Christian fundamentalists…
Edwards, in an interview with the Web site Beliefnet.com, said Jesus would be most upset with the selfishness of Americans and the country’s willingness to go to war “when it’s not necessary.”
Selfishness of Americans? Hardly. We’re one of the most charitable countries in the world.
And “willingness to go to war when it’s not necessary”? This coming from the guy who said, on October 10, 2004, on Meet the Press:
MR. RUSSERT: …would you still vote to go to war with Iraq?
SEN. EDWARDS: I would have voted for the resolution knowing what I know today, because it was the right thing to do to give the president the authority to confront Saddam Hussein.
MR. RUSSERT: I think what confuses people, Senator, is that there seems to be a difference in rhetoric and emphasis. Back in October of 2002, you voted to authorize the country to go to war. In fact, you said this about Saddam: “I think Iraq is the most serious and imminent threat to our country.” “The most serious and imminent threat to our country.”
And you underscored it by saying this:
(Videotape, CNN “Late Edition,” February 24, 2002):
SEN. EDWARDS: And I think Iraq and Saddam Hussein present the most serious and most imminent threat.
MR. RUSSERT: “Most serious and imminent threat.” Were you just dead wrong?
SEN. EDWARDS: No, I think Saddam Hussein was a very serious threat. I stand by that, and that’s why we stand behind our vote on the resolution.
Edwards told Kuo he stood by a decision to keep two bloggers on his staff despite their provocative writings criticizing the Catholic Church. Edwards said he also found the writing offensive, but “decided to forgive them and stand by them, knowing there would be potential political consequences for that.”
The bloggers later quit, saying they didn’t want to be a liability to the campaign.
But then St. John, knowing their ability to malign the faith of others, decided to re-hire them. Appalling, indeed.