Bet you Democrats wish someone would muzzle your National Committee Chairman.
SAN ANTONIO) -- Saying the "idea that we're going to win the war in Iraq is an idea which is just plain wrong," Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean predicted today that the Democratic Party will come together on a proposal to withdraw National Guard and Reserve troops immediately, and all US forces within two years. [SNIP]No, that’s not how it happened, but why bother fisking Mr. Yankee Yell?
"I've seen this before in my life. This is the same situation we had in Vietnam. Everybody then kept saying, 'just another year, just stay the course, we'll have a victory.' Well, we didn't have a victory, and this policy cost the lives of an additional 25,000 troops because we were too stubborn to recognize what was happening."
With all of the hemming and hawing that Democrats like John Kerry are doing, it’s refreshing to hear a Democrat spokesmen come straight out and state unequivocally that The United States and its military should give up its mission and abandon the Iraqis. Governor Dean is quite brave in his own way (or crazy; often the same thing).
When are the rest of you going to admit that Mr. Dean is on message, that Senator Joseph Lieberman is the renegade and that the rest of the Democrat Congress critters simply don’t have the stones to take a definitive stand?
Dr. Sanity (appropriately enough)
Ed Morrissey notes that Dr. Dean's word's recall those of that well-known yea/naysayer (mentioned above) from some thirty-odd years ago. Kerry does it again:
And there is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the--of--the historical customs, religious customs.This man could have been our president. Ponder that.