Edwards said the United States should require the Saudi government to shut down the movement of terrorists across its borders, help stabilize the Iraqi government and participate more seriously in regional security before they are offered weapons.Edward's should sign on with the Weekly Standard's Stephen Schwartz: Why coddle the Whabbis?
"Whether it's Iraq or terrorism, the Saudis have fallen way short of what they need to be doing," the 2004 vice presidential nominee told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. "And the Bush administration's response is to sell them $20 billion worth of arms, which is short-term and convenient and not what the United States should be doing."
Edwards is the first Democratic presidential candidate to speak out against the deal. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visited Saudi Arabia Tuesday as part of a two-day visit with Arab allies that opened talks on the proposed U.S. arms package.
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Edward's on Terrorists in Iraq
He finally understands there terrorists we fight in Iraq. Whether he realizes it's a war we must win instead of a civil war we must flee, I don't know. But at least it's a glimmer the man understands what's going on.