Amy Goodman reveals that the people advising Clinton, Obama, and Edwards on foreign policy are almost all unindicted war criminals.
John Edwards gets second place in Iowa and is in the running for our Truth in Strange Places award for his speech after coming in second in Iowa:
JOHN EDWARDS: It’s our responsibility to ensure that we leave America better than we found it, that we give our children a better life than we’ve had.
And this is what I see in America today. I see an America where last year the CEO of one of the largest health insurance companies in America made hundreds of millions of dollars in one year. I see an America where ExxonMobil’s profits were $40 billion just a couple of years ago. Record amounts, record profits.
All of that happening at the same time that this picture of America emerges. Tonight, forty-seven million Americans will go to bed knowing that if their child gets sick, they’ll have to go to the emergency room and beg for healthcare. Tomorrow morning, women will go to their doctor and be diagnosed with breast cancer, just like Elizabeth was. But unlike Elizabeth, they’ll have no healthcare coverage. And as a result, they know that they can’t go to the emergency room and get chemotherapy. What are they supposed to do? What are they supposed to do? You can literally see the fear and terror in their eyes. Tomorrow morning, thirty-seven million of our own people will wake up literally worried about feeding and clothing their own children.