John Edwards ran into some flak — jab at Obama intended — for his proposal that supporters bring signs saying “Support The Troops, Bring Them Home” to Memorial Day parades.
Today, the dominant image on his web site is a picture of the Marine Corps War Memorial, and the simple message, “Honor The Fallen.” Clicking on it opens up his statement released for the day:
“Today, Elizabeth and I offer up our prayers in memory of all those who have fallen for America, and our hearts go out to their families. We honor all the brave men and women in uniform who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Because of their courage, our country is safer. Because of their dedication to the causes of liberty and justice, our country remains the land of the free. And because of their sacrifice, we are a stronger nation and a stronger people. We honor these heroes especially on this day, but every day we should remember the sacrifice they made to protect our freedom.”
I like it. I wonder if the anti-war crowd will consider it wimping out since he didn’t mention Iraq.