Flashback video: Edwards pledges unity throughout this "war on terrorism"

From October 2001, in response to a question from O’Reilly about the war widening to Iran, Syria, Libya, the Sudan — and Iraq, in the person of Saddam Hussein.

You can thank Patrick Ishmael and the squad at News Buckit for digging it up. Silky’s pronouncement this morning that the term “war on terror” is nothing more than a “bumper sticker” is getting lots of attention, but I’m not sure why. He made his opinion on the matter crystal clear weeks ago at the debate and he’s shown before how far he’s willing to go to pander to the nutroots (among whom this sort of thing is received wisdom), first by hiring some of their most objectionable members for his campaign and then of course by throwing a tantrum over Fox News getting to host one of the primary debates. This appearance on the Factor is one of 33 he made on the network between August 2000 and the moment he decided he couldn’t win without the support of the most reactionary part of the left-wing base.

Expect to see this clip make its way up to Drudge, who’s leading with Edwards right now, sometime this afternoon.

Update: Note only did Edwards refer to a war on terror/terrorism in his 2004 nomination acceptance speech, so did Waffles.

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David Strom 12:31 PM on December 07, 2022