John Edwards at CFR Beginning Now

I'll take this off the frontpage as soon as the show gets underway.

CFR LIVE WEBCAST: Campaign 2008 Series with John Edwards

May 23, 2007

1:00 to 2:00 p.m. (ET)

On Wednesday, May 23, 2007, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. (ET), watch John Edwards, 2008 presidential candidate and former senator, discuss U.S. foreign policy.

I understand he'll be discussing our military's future under an Edwards Presidency.

Register here to see the webcast.

Comments

Introducer....

seems to really like Edwards, the show has begun, do a quick registration and see the speech. He's stepping up now (1:11pm)

One man with courage makes a majority.
- Andrew Jackson

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Jacob Weisberg, maybe?

Editor, Slate Magazine.

One man with courage makes a majority.
- Andrew Jackson

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Congress can support the troops...

and end the war.

One man with courage makes a majority.
- Andrew Jackson

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

CAPITULATION

"any compromise that funds the war through the end of the year is not a compromise it is a capitulation"

!!!!!!! I think he said send it back like 3 times.

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"Keep the Faith"

we need

to leave on our timetable not on the timetable of our enemies.

he then quoted a report from the CFR saying we have accomplished everything we can.

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WW2

"WW2 was not just a great military victory"

then went on to talk about everything that we did after 1945

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"Keep the Faith"

Argh! Work gets in the way : )

One man with courage makes a majority.
- Andrew Jackson

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

to those

who missed this (are missing it)

find it on youtube and download a hard copy of the speech. This is an amazing speech.

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"Keep the Faith"

I'll post it here afterwards, when I find it.

One man with courage makes a majority.
- Andrew Jackson

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

He is hitting

all the right notes.

Emphasis on sacrifice by our military.
Treatment of Veterans.
Proper Equipment.
Waivers in Recruitment.

Im thrilled with this speech.

Draft Brad Miller-- NC Sen ActBlue

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The first quote out of the gate.

The core of this presidency has been a political doctrine that George Bush calls the “Global War on Terror.” He has used this doctrine like a sledgehammer to justify the worst abuses and biggest mistakes of his administration, from Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib, to the war in Iraq . The worst thing about the Global War on Terror approach is that it has backfired—our military has been strained to the breaking point and the threat from terrorism has grown.

We need a post-Bush, post-9/11, post-Iraq American military that is mission-focused on protecting Americans from 21st century threats, not misused for discredited ideological pursuits. We need to recognize that we have far more powerful weapons available to us than just bombs, and we need to bring them to bear. We need to reengage the world with the full weight of our moral leadership.

What we need is not more slogans but a comprehensive strategy to deal with the complex challenge of both delivering justice and being just. Not hard power. Not soft power. Smart power.

One man with courage makes a majority.
- Andrew Jackson

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Someone really DOESN'T want to ask a question.

One man with courage makes a majority.
- Andrew Jackson

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

haha

Senator this speech was on your website as a major policy address. Maybe next time you can give a minor policy address and we will have more time for questions.

classic.

Draft Brad Miller-- NC Sen ActBlue

"Keep the Faith"

love it

And as the disgraceful conditions at Walter Reed demonstrated, this Administration has failed our servicemen and women not only in Iraq, but here at home. I will never allow our wounded to be housed in dilapidated, rodent-infested facilities. On the contrary, as I will be announcing in remarks later this week, I will make a new pledge to our veterans, our servicemen and women, and our military families—that our benefits, support services, and readjustment programs properly meet their needs. We owe them no less.

hot link

Draft Brad Miller-- NC Sen ActBlue

"Keep the Faith"

Man, oh man...

He's been reading my mind. :)