Here's what Bart reported on a gathering with John Edwards, as the featured speaker:
The aggressively photogenic John Edwards was cruising along, detailing his litany of liberal causes last week until, during question time, he invoked the "I" word -- Israel. Perhaps the greatest short-term threat to world peace, Edwards remarked, was the possibility that Israel would bomb Iran's nuclear facilities. As a chill descended on the gathering, the Edwards event was brought to a polite close.
I would be cautious to note that no quotes were used by Mr. Bart. But that (in and of itself) does not mean that it wasn't said, in some form or fashion. It may be paraphrased.
It'd be nice if a tape could surface, or someone else besides Bart could corroborate this story. This could be a hatchet job, by Bart. After all, he may be supporting someone else and seek to pile on Edwards, after the blogger fiasco.
But if he did say it, he must have some serious brain damage.