The soft-spoken Dr. Howard Dean has been doing quite a bit of backpedaling ever since a small interview he did some time ago. Dr. Dean, Chairman of the Democratic Party, said, “The idea that we're going to win this war is an idea that unfortunately is just plain wrong.”
More recently Dr. Dean has stated that his above quote was taken “a little out of context.” Of course, we all know that is the John Kerry, who served in Vietnam, excuse, not the Howard Dean excuse (was John Kerry, who served in Vietnam, ever quoted right by his allies in the press?).
However, Dr. Dean has again been caught with his hand in the money jar. His quote came from a recorded interview with WOAI News in San Antonio, Texas. There is no possible way his quote could have been taken out of context. However, Dr. Dean, having seen how foolish his quote really was, is now trying to blame the GOP for twisting his words.
But let us continue on with Dr. Dean’s interview since we have seen that Dr. Dean now regrets bowing to the Far Left.
"I think we need a strategic redeployment over a period of two years. 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 Zarqawi, who came to Iraq after this invasion. We've got to get the target off the backs of American troops.”
This is Dr. Dean’s tactical solution. I know we have more than 80,000 troops in Iraq. If we can’t win this war, let’s just leave right now and take all our military forces out, not just the National Guard and Reserves. Why sacrifice another life for a failed cause? If this whole war is a lost cause, we should get out of Iraq this instant, just like Murtha says.
Next, Dr. Dean explains that we ought to redeploy troops to a neighboring country to fight terrorists. I don’t see how this will fix our problem. The terrorists will just follow us to that country (whatever country that may be), attack our troops, and turn this new country into another “lost cause”. Seems to me like this won’t improve our position at all. In fact, all it will produce is the death of the Iraqi republic.
But we must remember, everyone on this good Earth, including the Far Left, misunderstood what Dr. Dean meant in the first place. Therefore, we must discard every single thing Dr. Dean said in this interview. It makes me wonder what else Dr. Dean would like to retract if it was put in his face?
Another fine lesson from the Conservative Textbook.