Howard Dean: We Can’t Win In Iraq!
Just look at Howard Dean, the chairman of the DNC, waving the white flag to Al-Qaeda and you tell me the Democrats can be trusted to defend America (Yeah, sure):
“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.
“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.”
Dean says the Democrat position on the war is ‘coalescing,’ and is likely to include several proposals.
“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.
Dean didn’t specify which country the US forces would deploy to, but he said he would like to see the entire process completed within two years. He said the Democrat proposal is not a ‘withdrawal,’ but rather a ‘strategic redeployment’ of U.S. forces.”
So Howard Dean thinks a few thousand terrorists are just so unstoppable that we need to cut, run, and surrender? That means, in Howard Dean’s view that…
* Osama Bin Laden was right to think America was a paper tiger.
* All the generals who’ve said American troops who will be coming home next year because the Iraqis will be ready to start taking over significant parts of their own security next year are wrong.
* Democracy in Iraq can’t last.
* All the sacrifices our soldiers have made in Iraq, and are still making, have been for nothing.
Also, if the Democrats think that the “idea that we’re going to win the war in Iraq is an idea which is just plain wrong,” then why do they want to take two years to pull out of Iraq? If it’s futile, if it’s hopeless, why didn’t all the Democrats in the House vote to immediately withdraw when they had a chance? What’s the point of risking our soldiers’ lives for 2 years for what the Democrats believe is a lost cause?
Moreover, what’s the point of sending more troops to Afghanistan if you cut and run in Iraq? Setting aside the fact that we don’t need any more troops in Afghanistan, is the idea supposed to be that we’re going to give in to Al-Qaeda in Iraq so we can fight harder against them in Afghanistan? If we don’t have the guts to fight them in Iraq, what makes Howard Dean think the terrorists wouldn’t just relocate there? Why wouldn’t they go where the “Great Satan” was too cowardly to follow?
This just goes to show that basically we have one Party, the Republicans, that believes in defending in America and another Party that believes in appeasement, giving up, and putting politics ahead of the security of the American people.