Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Slogans for Me, Not for Thee

The father of the "Two Americas" slogan, John Edwards, says the War on Terror is "a slogan designed only for politics," Tom Bevan writes:
On this point [eradicating American poverty being a "great moral issue"] we can't question Edwards' sincerity, but it certainly does bring up questions about his judgment. Last month during the first Democratic debate, MSNBC's Brian Williams asked the group of presidential hopefuls for a show of hands from those who would answer yes to this question: "Do you believe there is such a thing as a global war on terror?" Four candidates raised their hands; John Edwards was not among them.

Is the plight of the poor (in the richest country in the world, no less) really a greater moral issue than dealing with a worldwide movement of religious fanatics who slaughter innocents around the globe -- including more than three thousand of our own citizens on September 11 -- and whose stated mission is the destruction of the United States?

Actually, this makes perfect sense -- if you're crazy.

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