Better Response, But Not Perfect
Dean's response to the Hussein news was much wiser than Kerry's or Gephart's. Dean offered congratulations in his statement:
Dec. 14, 2004, WEST PALM BEACH-- Governor Dean issued the following statement this morning:
"This is a great day for the Iraqi people, the US, and the international community.
"Our troops are to be congratulated on carrying out this mission with the skill and dedication we have come to know of them."
Of course, he failed to congratulate the President. No surprise there. Then, I guess because none of the Dems can resist doing so, Dean went to a line that will not play- bring in the UN:
"This development provides an enormous opportunity to set a new course and take the American label off the war. We must do everything possible to bring the UN, NATO, and other members of the international community back into this effort."
The UN wasn't needed, as was shown by the capture. That is as plain as day.