Senator John Edwards was one of the Democratic Presidential candidates who announced Thursday, in response to a debate question, that he doesn't believe in a War on Terror.
Edwards also seems to subscribe to the theory that America causes terrorism: "I believe -- and this goes to the question you asked earlier, just a few minutes ago -- global war on terror. I think there are dangerous people and dangerous leaders in the world that America must deal with and deal with strongly, but we have more tools available to us than bombs. And America needs to use the tools that are available to them so that these people who are sitting on the fence, who terrorists are trying to recruit, the next generation, get pushed to our side, not to the other side."
Biden, Gravel, and Kucinich also indicated they do not believe the War on Terror exists.
The candidates who agreed with the War on Terror concept: Clinton, Obama, Dodd, and Richardson.
However, it should be noted that Richardson wants to pull our troops out of Iraq faster than most other Democrats.
And when asked about a military response to a terrorist attack, Obama instead talked about emergency response readiness and intelligence to make sure there aren't more attacks coming -- a pure "defense" response to terrorism.
To her credit, Mrs. Clinton said "a president must move as swiftly as is prudent to retaliate." However, her increasingly strident insistence on pulling troops out of Iraq belies any real seriousness about combating global terrorism.
All in all, the Democrat candidates continue to demonstrate a lack of seriousness about global terrorism and our nation's security.