John Edwards is showing leadership at a time when America desperately needs some. His latest speech condemns the muddled approach of the Bush administration to the "War on Terror":
My favorite lines are these:
"Saddam Hussein was the threat he knew, so Iraq was the war he waged."
"We need a counterterrorism policy that will actually counter terrorism."
Edwards is now on my short list. While Hillary and Barak spend all their energy avoiding serious discussion Edwards is highlighting his strategy. That's leadership when it matters, which is the only kind that matters.
Here is a short video clip of Edwards talking about the surge and whether it is successful: