Friday, August 03, 2007

Edwards Agrees With Obama on Pakistan

First Read (MSNBC):
From NBC's Lauren Appelbaum
On his radio show today, Al Sharpton asked Edwards if he thought a unilateral move Obama discussed earlier in the week -- going into Pakistan, even if the local government did not agree -- is the way to fight terrorism. Edwards once again agreed with Obama. "In the case of Pakistan specifically, we do need to be harder on Musharraf and the Pakistani government because they are not doing what they need to do," Edwards said. "I think we should be maximizing pressure on them and then, depending on what they do, we'll make a judgment about what needs to be done. But ... it is true that the president of the United States has to find terrorists where they are and stop them."

But what may be most interesting is what was not mentioned -- Obama's controversial nukes comments from yesterday. Neither Edwards nor Sharpton mentioned Obama's remarks in an interview with AP that "it would be a profound mistake for us to use nuclear weapons in any circumstance" to fight terrorism in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Unlike Clinton and Dodd, Edwards hasn't yet responded to Obama's nukes comment, even though his campaign sends out numerous press releases each day. Will he continue to remain on the sidelines on this issue?

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