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  •  No, I'm saying.. (0+ / 0-)

    he knows WHY it was the wrong decision, because he is a progressive. That and he is one one of the few who is criticizing Congress for their failures to end the war. And that's great if a candidate is right in the first place, but that does not speak to your assertion that it's not possible for a candidate that to learn from his mistakes, turn things around, and make a difference like RFK did on the Vietnam war. LBJ decided not to run again in accordance with running against RFK, who admitted that the war should have never happened after supporting it and led a movement to end it, before he was assassinated in 1968.

    So it does mean something, and those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

    Yes, we have had leaders that made the right decision the first time, but there is no perfect record, and a lot of the time, a candidate, like most people, has to make a few bad mistakes in order to properly progress as a candidate and a lot of the time, they become even better than someone who has made no mistakes, because they know the ramifications of making the wrong decisions.

    This is absolutely relevant to John Edwards and today, especially since he did not express any support for Lieberman in the CT primary against Lamont.

    The mistakes on this war, in some ways, parallels Vietnam, so that is why I brought it up, and we must not dismiss any progressive candidate, because of mistakes made in the past, that they have shown, by their behavior in the present, that they really have learned the lesson and they take that lesson quite seriously.

    It's not easy for John Edwards to run against  celebrity candidates and to bring up poverty in every debate, but he does anyway. His actions speak to a pattern of learning the right lessons; not to mention he is the only candidate to be able to decisively take back the WH in 2004.

    JRE coined the term from MLK, "Silence is betrayal," because MLK remained silent for awhile as a duty to LBJ for the Civil Rights legislation passed, but freedom, became freedom to die in the jungles of Vietnam, as the brunt of the burden went to the poor. This this offset a lot of the good that LBJ's Great Society's programs accomplished, and MLK could not stand to support that immoral war anymore.

    We must not dismiss a strong leader, because of the mistakes they made in the past, when they are showing the right behavior in accordance with a true progressive, progressing, while taking back the WH and leading to a better future.

    John Edwards is the most electable candidate. It's official.

    by priceman on Fri Dec 28, 2007 at 10:24:51 PM PST

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