Monday, May 09, 2005

Howard Dean SHAMES himself, and he just lost my vote, and my confidence--

Howard Dean gave a speech a few days ago, In Minnesota. Unbelievably, at least to me, in his speech he said, "Now that we're there [in Iraq], we're there and we can't get out.... I hope the President is incredibly successful with his policy now."
What?? Just let the quagmire deepen, lives continue to be lost, and billions more be funneled into the war industry's hands? Does he speak for the Democratic Party? And if so, should they now be called, the Repuglican Lites? Or should Howard Dean step down? Dennis Kucinich responded to HD's statement ...

From Dennis Kucinich, whom if he Runs, I would campaign for:

"Speaking before an ACLU crowd last week in Minnesota, the home state of Paul Wellstone, you were quoted as saying, "Now that we're there [in Iraq], we're there and we can't get out.... I hope the President is incredibly successful with his policy now."

Did these words really come from the same man who claimed to represent the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party, and who had recently campaigned on the antiwar theme? What's changed?
Perhaps you now believe that an electoral victory for Democrats in 2006 and beyond requires sweeping this war under the rug. If so, you are only the latest in a long line of recent Democratic leaders who chose a strategy of letting "no light show" between Democrats and the President on the war. Emphasize the economy, instead, they advised, in 2002 and again in 2004..................

...............There is no end in sight for the occupation of Iraq. The President says we will stay until we're finished. A recent report by the Congressional Research Service concluded that the United States is probably building permanent military bases in Iraq. The President refuses to consider an exit strategy. The Republican Congress gives the President whatever he asks for.

We can draw no clearer distinction with the President than over this war. He cannot right a wrong (unjustified war) by perpetuating a military occupation. Military victory there is not possible. General Tommy Franks concedes that. The war will end when we say it's over. The Democratic leadership should be pressing for quick withdrawal of all troops from Iraq.

That's what most Democrats want, too. Your performance in the early stages of the primary, and your recent chairmanship of the party, were made possible by many, many progressive and liberal Democrats. It was their hope and expectation that you would prevent the party from repeating its past drift to the Republican-lite center. They hoped that this time the party would not abandon them or its core beliefs again.

the rest, here.....
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Howard Dean--more of his speech--


Blogger PaxRomano said...

Jeez, It's like the Invasion of the MIND Snatchers...I give up on the whole lot of them: MEDBH FOR PRESIDENT!!!!

11:26 PM  
Blogger Medbh said...

It is, it truly is the Invasion of the Mind and Soul Snatchers. Hearing what Dean said really made me step back. It makes you want to give up on the DOPeacrats. But, I couldn't leave babs bozer hanging. When she goes, I will. And I would gladly be her vp! Would you like ot be Secretary of State?

10:14 PM  
Blogger Medbh said...

uh-that should be babs Boxer..

10:14 PM  

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