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Friday, June 08, 2007

Little Johnny Downwards Plan for Fighting Terror: A "Peace Corps"

Little Johnny Downwards, continually making a huge ass of himself with each word he utters, has reached the bottom of the pile and digs: he now says that, even though the War on Islamic Terrorism does not exist, he will fight it with...ready?...a "peace corps" to bring clean water to poor people.

Maybe we are in error, but did the 19 hijackers of 9/11 want clean water?

Peace Corps Part of Edwards Terror Plan

Senator Edwards is outlining a new national security strategy that includes the creation of a 10,000-person civilian peace corps to stem the tide of terrorism in weak and unstable countries.

Mr. Edwards's plan, which he presented in Manhattan yesterday, comes less than a week after he called President Bush's war on terror a "bumper sticker slogan" and said the current national security strategy has not made America safer.

Despite the criticism those comments are drawing, the Democratic presidential candidate did not back down from his position yesterday and said the president's strategy has undermined the country's long-term safety and led to a worn-out military.

Mr. Edwards, who has garnered strong support among anti-war Democrats, also took a swipe at Mayor Giuliani, the front-runner for the Republican nomination.

"If Mayor Giuliani believes that what President Bush has done is good and wants to run a campaign for the presidency saying, ‘I will give you four more years of what this president has given you,' then he is allowed to do that," the former North Carolina senator said. "He will never be elected president of the United States, but he is allowed to do that."

The comment elicited a testy response from the Giuliani campaign, which has focused largely on the former mayor's leadership after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and his aggressive strategy for dealing with Islamic fundamentalists.

"We are glad to see Rudy's criticism of the Democrats not understanding the terrorists' war on us is starting to register with them," Mr. Giuliani's communications director, Katie Levinson, said. " John Edwards's track record of predicting election outcomes speaks for itself."

And here is what Downwards proposed:

The plan Mr. Edwards presented yesterday — which he dubbed "A Strategy to Shut Down Terrorists and Stop Terrorism Before It Starts" — calls for a 10,000-person "Marshall Corps" to deal with issues ranging from worldwide poverty and economic development to clean drinking water and micro-lending. He said investing in those areas would shore up weak nations and help ensure that terrorism does not take root there. That, he said, would allow the country to stop potential terrorists before they even join the ranks.

There are "thousands committed to violence" today, he said, and America needs to use all of its tools to go after them. But he said millions more people are "sitting on the fence" about whether to join those ranks. "We have to offer them a hand to our side instead of a shove to the other side of that fence," he said.

All of its tools? War? Arrests? Sending them to Gitmo? Of course not, says Little Johnny.

Instead, we are going to send them peace corps volunteers.

That oughta scare Osama bin Laden. Yep. That's the ticket.

Former US Senator "Little Johnny" Edwards says that if elected President, he will win the War on Terror which he says does not exist by "grabbing bin Laden's balls and squeezing real hard."

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