I'd like to hear a little more talk about how the war on terror is supposedly a "bumper sticker slogan".
Mr. Yousefzadeh, of course, refers (and links) to John Edwards' recent comments that the "global war" on terror is a fraud:
"We need a post-Bush, post-9/11, post-Iraq military that is mission focused on protecting Americans from 21st century threats, not misused for discredited ideological purposes," Edwards said in remarks prepared for delivery. "By framing this as a war, we have walked right into the trap the terrorists have set--that we are engaged in some kind of clash of civilizations and a war on Islam."
If you look closely, you can see that Mr. Yousefzadeh has something up his sleeve: Edwards asserts that the Bush administration errs by framing the fight against terrorism as a "war." But Mr. Yousefzadeh deals from the bottom of the deck when he asks: "Can We Be Disabused Of Some Particularly Misguided Notions Now?" He slickly implies that Mr. Edwards, thinks there's no terrorism.
If it's correctly framed as a "war," Mr. Yousefzadeh, when do we send troops to Glasgow?