You might think that because he came out and sincerely and with great gravity announced a few days ago, "I was wrong" about Saddam and WMD -- that this is a testament to his integrity.
Well, frankly, he's counting on you to think that. Here's what he said back on the first anniversary of 9/11, when it was politically expedient to support a war in Iraq:
The terrorist threat against America is all too clear. Thousands of terrorist operatives around the world would pay anything to get their hands on Saddam's arsenal, and there is every reason to believe that Saddam would turn his weapons over to these terrorists. No one can doubt that if the terrorists of September 11 had had weapons of mass destruction, they would have used them.
But as the Jimmie at The Sundries Shack demonstrates in some detail, John Edwards is one person who was in a perfect position to know if the intelligence on Iraq was "manipulated" or if the President "misled" the American people.
You see, John Edwards was a member of the Select Senate Intelligence Committee that reviewed prewar intelligence in 2004. His signature is right there on the report.
It is now--according to the Edward's internal political advantage weathervane--politically expedient to take the opposite position. With equally great sincerity and honesty, of course.
This weathervane is a big seller in Democratic circles these days.
I will concede that Edwards and Kerry may have had better hair than their opponents in 2004, as they claimed,: but in the intellectual and moral department, they remain completely bankrupt.