May 12, 2007: Edwards offers students anti-war advice (AP)

  • “Congress’ real power to end this war is to use its funding power. But while that’s Congress’ only real power, it is not the only power in America,” Edwards said in a commencement speech at New England College. “The irresistible power of America lies in your hands, in the hands of the American people.”
  • Obama spokesman Reid Cherlin responded: “Senator Obama is focused on getting the 16 votes we need to override the president’s veto and end this war. He’s been encouraging people across the country to hold their elected officials accountable in respecting the will of the American people to end this war and bring our troops home.”