Thursday, July 22, 2004

Unbelievable - Edwards Cites "Un-named Foreign Leaders"

In a repeat of the ridiculous claim by John Kerry that "un-named foreign leaders" had told him they wanted him to win, John Edwards has now made the same statement on Larry King Live, as reported by Drudge:

"Just a few weeks ago...I was in Brussels at NATO meeting with a whole group of NATO ambassadors and hearing their perspective on this. I just believe that these countries around the world, whose cooperation and alliances we need, believe that in order for them to have a fresh start with America, we're going to need a new president to do that. Now, they're not going to want to say this very vocally, of course, but the reality is that in order for us to reestablish old relations and to establish new relationships, I believe we need a new president. ...
"They didn't say that directly. What they said was they're very frustrated with the way this administration has dealt with them. They believe that in this case our trans-Atlantic relationships are important, should be important to America, are important to them. They want to be treated with some level of respect.

"They understand, because I made it very clear, at the end of the day, the president of the United States is going to do what's in the best interest of the American people. But the vast majority of the time, our interests are aligned with the interests of our allies around the world."


At least Edwards had the sense to state that he saw the leaders somewhere other than New York restaurants.