Tuesday, December 06, 2005

 

Howard Dean is an Idiot

Howard Dean made some comments on a Texas radio show that prove he is an idiot:

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.
Dean made his comments in an interview on WOAI Radio in San Antonio.

He goes on with gems like this:
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."

His big thinking leads to this conclusion:

I think we need a strategic redeployment over a period of two years," Dean said. "Bring the 80,000 National Guard and Reserve troops home immediately. They don't belong in a conflict like this anyway. We ought to have a redeployment to Afghanistan of 20,000 troops, we don't have enough troops to do the job there and its a place where we are welcome. And we need a force in the Middle East, not in Iraq but in a friendly neighboring country to fight (terrorist leader Musab) Zarqawi, who came to Iraq after this invasion. We've got to get the target off the backs of American troops.

Wow! A "strategic redeployment" that is some brilliant thinking. But then again, any redeployment of military force is strategic, dumbass.

The White House wants us to have a permanent commitment to Iraq. This is an Iraqi problem. President Bush got rid of Saddam Hussein and that was a great thing, but that could have been done in a very different way. But now that we're there we need to figure out how to leave. 80% of Iraqis want us to leave, and it's their country."

80%? Really? Is that 80% of all Iraqis, or just 80% of the insurgents/terrorists. Perhaps 80% of the former regime leadership? 80% sounds great, I would love to know where he got his numbers. Dumbass.

Dean also compared the controversy over pre-war intelligence to the Watergate scandal which brought down Richard Nixon's presidency in 1974.

More of the same old tired blather... Iraq is just like Vietnam (yawn) no wait, it is just like Watergate (yawn) I know Dean is just like a ..... Dumbass.


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