This proves it, John Edwards is stark, raving crazy.
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.
I suppose this fits well with Dennis Kucinich's plans for a Department of Peace, but the naivete that could lead someone to even pretend that a sort of peace corps could stem blind, suicidal religious fanaticism is stunning. Now, I realize that his far-left base will find this proposal downright thrilling as it allows them to feel that they're not ignoring the problem of Islamic fascism. It will probably invoke a fair amount of JFK nostalgia amongst his elderly supporters, too.
How long can the Democrat party continue basing its foreign policy on New Age notions of good deeds and vibrations? Until they win, I suppose. Though they do have the example of Jimmy Carter who turned the other cheek to disastrous consequences throughout his term -- that's what we should be afraid of.