Monday, February 19, 2007

Edwards Urges "Smarter" Approach

Edwards urges direct talks with Iran
TODD DVORAK, Associated Press Writer

DUBUQUE, Iowa - Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards criticized the Bush administration on Sunday for failing to engage directly with Iran to resolve problems with the Iraq war and Iran's effort to develop nuclear weapons.

"It's a huge strategic mistake not to be dealing directly with Iran," Edwards told the Associated Press in an interview before a campaign event in Dubuque.

"What we should be doing with Iran, both on the Iraq issue and the nuclear issue, is being much smarter than we're being now. We have tools available to us to engage them."

You see... international diplomacy can be tricky. When dealing with an islamo-fascist state like Iran (a country hell bent on acquiring nuclear weapons with which to wipe Isreal and the United States off the map), sanctions and the threat of military invasion are basically ineffectual. You need a smarter, more nuanced appraoch. To defeat Iran you need to use "tools" - like Edwards - and "talk" at them.

Simple, see. All you need to do is talk at them and they will crumble before us. Sheesh, why didn't Bush think of that! Edwards is a shoo-in in '08.

Is it just me or is Edwards "smarter" plan of "talking to Iran" an aweful lot like Kerry's "smarter" plan.

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