Skip to comments.Dean: Bush 'Losing Credibility' Over Iraq, Rove - (BARF ALERT!.......also "SLERT" ALERT!)
Posted on 07/15/2005 1:47:40 PM PDT by CHARLITE
Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said Thursday that President Bush is "losing credibility with the American people" because of his policies regarding the war in Iraq and the controversy involving Karl Rove.
The American people have lost trust in Bush's trust and integrity "because his administration is playing politics with our national security," Dean said in a press release.
"The president must keep his word and put patriotism ahead of partisanship," the former governor of Vermont continued, adding that Bush "must demonstrate that he values protecting CIA operatives fighting on the front lines in the war on terror over protecting his political operatives."
Dean, who was an unsuccessful candidate in the 2004 presidential election, claimed that Bush's problems are twofold: The White House's Iraq policies are failing, he said, and Rove, the president's top advisor, is "embroiled in scandal over his role in the politically motivated and possibly illegal outing of a covert CIA operative."
As proof of his claims, Dean pointed to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, which shows that only 41 percent of Americans think Bush is being "honest and straightforward," his lowest ranking as president.
That's a drop of nine percentage points since January, when a majority (50 percent to 36 percent) indicated that he was honest and straightforward.
Calls seeking comment from the Republican National Committee were not returned by press time.
"As proof of his claims, Dean pointed to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, which shows that only 41 percent of Americans think Bush is being "honest and straightforward," - I don't trust any poll quoted by any Democrat.
I can see trying to run that argument by a judge one day:
"Your Honor, the witness is obviously lying - as evidenced by these polls that show that a heck of a lot of people think he's not being honest and straightforward."
And Dean has credibility?
Bush should fire Rove for the CIA flap......
...right after all of the Dems who've revealed CIA operatives resign their seats.
John Kerry, for example.....
Any Freeper got that list? It involves at least three sitting U.S. Senators of the Democratic Party.
deanie weenie suggesting prez should put patriotism over partisanship.......waddaload.....coming from Mr. I-hate-America-Partisan himself.
But then, Dean 'hates Republicans and everything they stand for'....so this is to be expected.
Rassmussen has Bush under 50 today, hardly happens. All of the piling on has an effect even if it is not true. This is what is why the Dems are so scary!!
I'm truly beginning to suspect that Rove put LSD in all the democrat's coffee.
Either Rove or the evil Jooooossss.
I think that President Bush is an honest and decent man. I am glad that he brought respect back to the White House after 8 years of sleeze, lies and corruption. The problem with a lot of these Dem's is this....they think everybody is as sleezy as they are. They think everyone operates the way they do, but guess what Dem's, you are dealing with a man that has honesty, integrity and brains. You lose. Just my opinion.
If there is one Man in America that can comment on lost credibility with true authority it is Howard Dean.
Howie thinks he has the force. "Mr. and Mrs. America, these are not the droids you are looking for", as Howie waves his hand across the podium...
"Hey, Howie maybe you can learn how to do this."
"When will the ever learn?......when will they ever learn...?"
I didn't need that much Democrap on my screen at once...Where's teh clorox?
Key players in the Democratic Hate Machine.
>>>Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said Thursday that President Bush is "losing credibility with the American people" because of his policies regarding the war in Iraq
Did you know that 47 countries have reestablished their embassies in Iraq ?
Did you know that the Iraqi government employs 1.2 million Iraqi people?
Did you know that 3100 schools have been renovated, 364 schools are under rehabilitation, 263 schools are now under construction!
and 38 new schools have been built in Iraq?
Did you know that Iraqi higher educational structure consists of 20 Universities, 46 Institutes or colleges and 4 research centers?
Did you know that 25 Iraq students departed for the United States in January 2004 for the reestablished Fulbright program?
Did you know that the Iraqi Navy is operational?
They have 5- 100-foot patrol craft, 34 smaller vessels and a navel infantry regiment.
Did you know that Iraqi Air Force consists of three operation squadrons, 9 reconnaissance and 3 US C-130 transport aircraft which operate day and night, and will soon add 16 UH-1 helicopters and 4 bell jet rangers?
Did you know that Iraq has a counter-terrorist unit and a Commando Battalion?
Did you know that the Iraqi Police Service has over 55,000 fully trained and equipped police officers?
Did you know that there are 5 Police Academies in Iraq that produce over 3500 new officers each 8 weeks?
Did you know there are more than 1100 building projects going on in Iraq ?
They include 364 schools, 67 public clinics, 15 hospitals, 83 railroad ! stations, 22 oil facilities, 93 water facilities and 69 electrical facilities.
Did you know that 96% of Iraqi children under the age of 5 have received the first 2 series of polio vaccinations?
Did you know that 4.3 million Iraqi children were enrolled in primary school by mid October?
Did you know that there are 1,192,000 cell phone subscribers in Iraq and phone use has gone up 158%?
Did you know that Iraq has an independent media that consist of 75 radio stations, 180 newspapers and 10 television stations?
Did you know that the Baghdad Stock Exchange opened in June of 2004? Did you know that 2 candidates in the Iraqi presidential election had a recent televised debate in their country recently?
Photos of Success:
"Iraq the Year in Review"
Thanks for the ping!
Very appropriate SmartA!! Dean would fit right in that asylum.
Memory check: Didn't the Clintons (former co-presidents) diminish our national security when they took campaign contributions from the Chi-Coms and sold MERV and satellite technology to the Chinese by way of trade junkets? But I guess THAT wasn't playing politics with national security. Note to Dean: KEEP TALKING PLEASE!
Could minor Ambassador Joe Wilson himself have been the source in blowing his own Wife's cover?
It is distinctly possible, (though it may be unlikely that Joe Wilson himself directly was NY Times Judith Miller's source), since Joe Wilson himself evidently routinely bragged openly to strangers about her CIA employment, prior to such "cover" being "blown" in the press.
Here's an example of Joe's apparently routine and open bragging about Valerie being a "CIA agent," which became known directly to me over a year ago:
He certainly bragged about it per a famous and highly reliable source's (named below) account of his own face-to-face encounter with Amb. Joe Wilson prior to Valerie Plame's "outing" as a CIA agent/employee.
Based upon a personal conversation (we were in a small group eating; it was NOT an "off the record") I had with eminent historian Victor Davis Hanson (we were at a luncheon table together during a trip to Europe), it appeared entirely possible that Joe Wilson himself was the (or one source, if not the original one) possible source in revealing his own wife's status as a CIA agent or employee.
Victor Davis Hanson (Wilson presumably knew Victor Davis Hanson wrote regularly for NRO (National Review Online), had done OpEds for the Wall street Journal, and other publications, and had his own Website with a widespread following) said he (VDH) & Joe Wilson were both in the same "Green Room" before a televised debate-discussion on Iraq, etc. and Joe first warned the TV make-up person not to get powder on his $14,000 Rolex watch, then he bragged to Victor about several things (possessions and trips to Aspen, etc.), like his expensive car (I think it was a Mercedes), and then bragged about his beautiful ("hot") wife who, Joe Wilson said (braggingly) was a CIA operative.
I asked Victor Davis Hanson Why he didn't write up this account.(?) He replied that Joe Wilson would probably simply deny it, since only he (VDH) & Joe Wilson were in the Green Room together before the broadcast.
However, it is now easy to surmise that Joe Wilson is a crass, materialistic, self-promoting, vain, egotistical, bragaddocio-opportunist, so this account is perfectly consistent with Valerie Plame's TWO photo shoots in Vanity Fair. (Or was it Vogue? No, probably too crass for Vogue, n'est pas?)
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.