Wednesday, June 25, 2003
TNR gives Dean an "A" on Iraq - so much for weakness in foreign policy http://www.tnr.com/primary/index.mhtml?pid=504
Why is it, one must ask, that in a recent Washington Post/ABC poll a quarter of Americans think that Iraq used WMD against American troops in the war? It's because in the absence of any discussion by the Democrats, the Republicans and the Bush administration are able to operate in an informational cocoon of prejudice, myth, and plain nonsense that they have spun. And as the Democrats should have learned in November 2002, foreign policy issues are not going to go away. They can either make their positions clear, or leave the issue to the Republicans to define.
I couldn't agree more, John. Thank you for the fair review. I'd also like to direct everyone to Dean's statements on national security, homeland security, and his June 17 statement about Iraq.
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