Following up on his Sunday speech at Riverside Church, Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is continuing his call for a withdrawal from Iraq, this time in an e-mail to supporters.
“Let’s be clear: This is not
a time for symbolic speech and hand-wringing from
to make — either they fund Bush’s escalation and he risks more American lives,
or they don’t, and we start to bring this war to a close,” writes Edwards. “Every
member of Congress is responsible for that choice — if they know this war is
going in the wrong direction and that escalation is wrong, it is no longer
enough for them to study their options and keep their own counsel.”
On Sunday Edwards seemed to direct his ire at 2008 rival Senator Hillary Clinton, especially given the tone and location of the speech. Some Clinton supporters were not happy, pointing out that Edwards himself voted for the war while serving in the Senate.
So Edwards has expanded his criticism. Now, it’s everybody’s fault.