Thursday, February 08, 2007

John Edwards: "Will You Stand Up?"

I didn’t have time to post this last week, but here's Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards giving an excellent speech at the Democratic National Committee Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C.

An excerpt:
"I believe it is a betrayal for us to not speak out against the escalation of this war in Iraq. It is a betrayal for this president to send more American men and women to die in Iraq when he knows that this is not going to succeed. It will not be successful in stabilizing Iraq. And it is not right, through our silence, for us to enable this president to escalate this war.

"We cannot stand by quietly and silently and allow him to escalate this war. Silence is a betrayal. It is a betrayal not to stop this president's plan to escalate the war, when we have the responsibility, the power and the ability to stop it. We cannot be satisfied with passing non-binding resolutions that we know this president will ignore. We have the power to stop the escalation of this war. We have to use our power, we have to be strong, we have to stand up for what is right."
Here's the video (about 17 minutes):