'"Senator Edward Kennedy will be mourned not just in America but in every continent.
"He led the world in championing children's education and healthcare and believed that every single child should have the chance to realise their potential to the full..."'
Yeah, because the rest of us are dedicated to making sure that children just can't achieve their potential...
Thats like saying 'Ted Kennedy believed that people shouldn't be turned into mincemeat.'; 'Ted Kennedy believed red hot pokers shouldn't be jabbed up peoples bums for fun'; 'Ted Kennedy believed no one should ever be subjected to more than two Andrew Lloyd-Webber musicals in a lifetime'. No shit sherlock. I imagine even Hitler probably thought 'every single (aryan) child should have the chance to realise their potential to the full'.
What is missing in these mellifluous blatherings is actual deeds accomplished. What did Ted Kennedy achieve during his lifetime? Crickets chirping, crickets chirping.