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May 13, 2007

Edwards ~ Uses Commencement Speech For Propaganda

Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards, center, is shown at the New England College 60th commencement exercises in Henniker, N.H., Saturday, May 12, 2007. Edwards gave the commencement address. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

Edwards offers students anti-war advice


Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards appealed to college graduates Saturday to join him in demanding an end to the war in Iraq.

"Congress' real power to end this war is to use its funding power. But while that's Congress' only real power, it is not the only power in America," Edwards said in a commencement speech at New England College. "The irresistible power of America lies in your hands, in the hands of the American people."

Also Saturday, Edwards launched a Web site — — that outlines his plan to end the unpopular, 4-year-old war.

"Each of us has a responsibility as an American, as a duty to our troops and to each other, to do every single thing we can to support those troops and end this war," Edwards said.

He said young people helped to bring about civil rights, end the Vietnam war and promote anti-Apartheid causes.

"Today, we are at that place again. It is time for you — all of you — to take responsibility for your country, for your government, for your community," Edwards said. "Help our nation break its silence, speak out."

He said anything less is a failure.

"Silence is a betrayal," Edwards said, borrowing from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous anti-Vietnam sermon.

John Edwards also called on his supporters to turn this year's Memorial Day into a day of antiwar activism, saying that the best way to honor the troops is to demand an end to the Iraq war.

Edwards, his party's vice presidential nominee in 2004, was visiting the first-in-the-nation primary state this weekend seeking support for his second run. Trailing Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama in most polls, he has been criticizing them for not doing enough to end the war.

Wild Thing's comment........

If you go to the website he advocates “showing your patriotism” by sending care packages and cards to the troops while undermining them politically. He then gives links to and, among others for folks to do so.
I’m sure these fine organizations want to have nothing to do with this. These are good people who have supported the troops from the beginning and to now have their names associated with his anti-war message.

Posted by Wild Thing at May 13, 2007 12:44 AM


Silky Pony is an idiot.
The only way to stop this war is to WIN IT!
We're in it to win it, Thank you Hillary.
Not to cut off the funding, not to undermine and micro manage it, but to WIN IT!

Posted by: Lynn at May 13, 2007 06:48 AM

The little used Sedition Act of 1918 should be applied to the Breck Girl.

SECTION 3. Whoever, when the United States is at war, shall willfully make or convey false reports or false statements with intent to interfere with the operation or success of the military or naval forces of the United States, or to promote the success of its enemies, or shall willfully make or convey false reports, or false statements, ...or incite insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, or refusal of duty, in the military or naval forces of the United States, or shall willfully obstruct ...the recruiting or enlistment service of the United States, or ...shall willfully utter, print, write, or publish any disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language about the form of government of the United States, or the Constitution of the United States, or the military or naval forces of the United States ...or shall willfully display the flag of any foreign enemy, or shall willfully ...urge, incite, or advocate any curtailment of production ...or advocate, teach, defend, or suggest the doing of any of the acts or things in this section enumerated and whoever shall by word or act support or favor the cause of any country with which the United States is at war or by word or act oppose the cause of the United States therein, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $10,000 or imprisonment for not more than 20 years, or both....

Posted by: Jack at May 13, 2007 12:55 PM

You have to remember, Edwards is an ambulance chasing shyster lawyer. His morals are non-existant. His ego and ambition take precedence over his wife's illness. He has made millions off frivolous lawsuits.

He would be a president in the true Bill clinton style. Plus one of the prez limos would have to be designated just to carry his hair spray.

Posted by: TomR at May 13, 2007 03:17 PM

Lynn, "Silky Pony "....LOL good one.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 13, 2007 11:05 PM

Jack, thank you. I wish so much they would use that on Edwards and all of them for what they are doing.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 13, 2007 11:08 PM

Tom....."Plus one of the prez limos would have to be designated just to carry his hair spray."..........LMAO so true.

I don't even think he is good looking, way too whatever it is called for me. YUK

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 13, 2007 11:09 PM