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Edwards: Fight Terrorism with "Peace Corps"

Little Green Footballs commentary:

You can't make up this kind of stuff. John Edwards is trying to get to the left of Dennis Kucinich (who wants to replace the Department of Defense with a "Department of Peace") by proposing that we "fight" a nonexistent war on imaginary terrorists by creating a peace corps.

10,000 strong! There will be no stopping them.

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

Prediction: the Nutroots are gonna love it.

Yeah, like the military has done such a terrific job...

Seriously, once a person becomes a terrorist, it may be too late, so the key is to derail the process by which terrorists are made, and one of the best ways would be to quit doing exactly the things that the terrorist leadership says about us. If we could demonstrate to nations which are currently the hotbeds for the growth of terrorism that we aren't really out to trample their people and their beliefs under our proverbial jackboots, then the message of the instigators will not be so appealing.


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