Another Notch On The Bumper Sticker

Carve Another Notch Upon The Bumper Sticker War

Today in London, England, according to Reuters, police defused bombs in two parked cars in London’s theater district that would have caused “potentially massive” human causalities. By sheer luck, authorities were called to examine a car parked on a busy street in the tourist heart of central London, Haymarket, where many popular theaters and other centers of night life are located. After putting one vehicle in a safe condition, police, again by happenstance, discovered another explosive filled Mercedes ready to go, when its terrorist driver crashed it into a lamppost.

Most curiously, both automobiles displayed John Edwards campaign advertising upon their bumpers reading “The War On Terror Is A Bumper Sticker.” Asked to comment upon this latest news of a “pseudo-terrorist” attack, American presidential candidate John Edwards said: “The fact that two automobiles were employed, was obviously a dastardly plot by the Bush administration to ridicule my warnings about the War on Terror being a “Bumper Sticker War.”

Other Democrats voiced similar disdain for the seriousness of the foiled car bombs saying that it was merely “Amateur Hour” by wannabe terrorists, hoping to emulate Osama’s pros of 9-11 and 7-7. One skeptical commentator on MSNBC, Keith Olbermann, referred to them as non-bomb incendiary devices which would have resulted in simple car fires, a la the youths of Paris (Flambeau Renault).

John Edwards Calls War on Terror Bush’s ‘Bumper Sticker’ Slogan
Fox News, Wednesday, May 23, 2007
NEW YORK — Democratic White House hopeful John Edwards, in a major foreign policy speech Wednesday, minimized the Bush administration’s War on Terror as nothing more than a “bumper sticker slogan” used to justify the war in Iraq and “bludgeon political opponents.”

“It is now clear that George Bush’s misnamed ‘War on Terror’ has backfired — and is now part of the problem,” Edwards told the Council of Foreign Relations in New York. “The War on Terror is a slogan designed only for politics, not a strategy to make America safe. It’s a bumper sticker, not a plan.”

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