Saturday, December 29, 2007
The Presidential Thing to Do
As we all know, Benazir Bhutto was murdered on Thursday by a suicide bomber who managed to get a few pellets off first before he killed himself. While she knew her life would be endangered by her return to her country, it was still a horrific act.
Pakistan is one of the most dangerous places on the planet, especially as they possess nuclear weapons and the government has acted at times more in a dictatorial fashion. But at the momement, the US is forced to work with whom is in charge.
Today's WaPO has an editorial entitled "The Pakistan Test", in which it opines how the candidates, if president, would best react to the situation.
Their opinion: it was John Edwards.
THE ASSASSINATION of Benazir Bhutto presented U.S. presidential candidates with a test: Could they respond cogently and clearly to a sudden foreign policy crisis? Within hours some revealing results were in. One candidate, Democrat John Edwards, passed with flying colors.
Let's start with Mr. Edwards, who managed not only to get Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on the phone Thursday but also to deliver a strong message. The candidate said he had encouraged Mr. Musharraf "to continue on the path to democratization [and] to allow international investigators to come in and determine what happened, what the facts were." Those are words the Pakistani president needs to hear from as many Americans as possible.
Now to set the record straight, JRE called our embassy to speak to the ambassador to express his concern. President Musharraf called him back almost right away.
People forget that John Edwards was on the intelligence committee when he was in the Senate, so he knew some of these folks and which diplomatic channels to take.
Another reason why I support John Edwards as President. When he is president, I will sleep easier since he obviously knows what to do as a leader.
(h/t to Vox Populi at MyDD)
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Volunteering with John Edwards in NH
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
BW Readers in NC: Treat for You
If any BW readers live in Greensboro and want some quality portrait work done, please contact Elliot at his place, Unlimited Exposures. His addy is at the end of the video.
And yes, he is a big JRE supporter!!
Merry Christmas 2007
Also, a special note for Aldon at Orient-Lodge, I hope life will get better for you and your family.
We are entertaining old friend for the next few days. He has no family to speak of, so the last 2-3 Xmases, we've had him with us. He's great company and an excellent helper in the kitchen as well. It's our view that we can always set a plate for one more.
I'm posting the DU 2007 Holiday Pets Video for your enjoyment. It's a montage of pets. JeffR wrote the first piece of music. It's wonderful.
Of course, I would be remiss in not mentioning John Edwards. At the Daily Kos, AJ WI has written a wonderful post called an Edwards Xmas Carol. Worth reading.
My best wishes to all of the bloggers who believe this man could turn our country around. I'm hoping next Xmas I'm making plans to go to the 2009 inaugural and seeing JRE sworn into office.
From our house to yours, have a very Merry Xmas.