Like other Democrats, Edwards named his top three priorities as ending the war in Iraq, enacting universal health care and overhauling the American energy system. “Those are three things instantly I would do,” he said.
By “ending the war in Iraq,” he actually means pulling out all the troops, but leaving behind a “strike force” and enough troops to protect the embassy. That won’t end the war, it’ll just leave enough space for al Qaeda to reconstitute, for the militias to resume their sectarian cleansing and for the Iranians to move in. And it’ll leave a half-trained Iraqi military and a tottering Iraqi government to deal with all of that.
As for “overhauling the American energy system,” does that mean more domestic oil drilling? More refineries? Nuclear power? No, just biofuels, wind, solar and energy demagoguery along with mandates from Washington.
Color me unimpressed.