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Dean: U.S. Too Weak to Hit Iran
newsmax.com ^ | Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005 11:13 p.m. EDT

Posted on 08/14/2005 8:38:43 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005 11:13 p.m. EDT Dean: U.S. Too Weak to Hit Iran

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said Sunday that while Iran poses a genuine "danger" to the United States, the U.S. military is now too weak to respond.

Asked whether the U.S. might have to resort to military action against Iran, Dean told CBS's "Face the Nation" that President Bush had "squandered our resources in Iraq, which was not a danger to the United States."

"He doesn't have much left to fight a country [like Iran] that is a danger to the United States," the top Democrat insisted. While agreeing that "no option should be taken off the table," Dean said Bush "lacks the credibility both here and abroad to actually exercise [a military] option" against Iran.

"He shouldn't say it, because it can't be delivered upon," Dean declared.


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Aaaaaaiiiieeeeeggghhhhhaaaagghhh!!!!

1 posted on 08/14/2005 8:38:43 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch

Howard Dean is a 100% grade A idiot


2 posted on 08/14/2005 8:40:19 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Whenever a Liberal is Speaking on the Senate Floor, Al-Jazeera Breaks in and Covers it LIVE)
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To: InvisibleChurch

3 posted on 08/14/2005 8:40:43 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: InvisibleChurch

I'ts official - Howard Dean is now an enemy of the United States.


4 posted on 08/14/2005 8:40:47 PM PDT by decal ("The French should stick to kisses, toast and fries.")
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To: InvisibleChurch

Zell Miller was totally right.


5 posted on 08/14/2005 8:41:04 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: InvisibleChurch

6 posted on 08/14/2005 8:42:17 PM PDT by quantim (I'm at the point now where I refer to all liberals as "insurgents.")
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To: InvisibleChurch

Ah yes, Howie Dean, the wise old man of the demorat party. (Please see tagline) Yep, we should be listening to him.

So, they make a Billy Bass now that does the Dean Scream?Sweet!


7 posted on 08/14/2005 8:42:20 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (As long as Dean's the head of the D-N-C, it just looks better for the G-O-P!!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

"ARRRRGGGGGGRRRRRRHHHHHHHHHHH........"

8 posted on 08/14/2005 8:42:37 PM PDT by bitt ('We will all soon reap what the ignorant are now sowing.' Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
"Zell Miller was totally right."

Rush too.

9 posted on 08/14/2005 8:42:47 PM PDT by blam
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To: martin_fierro

You have to remember everyone, that Howard Dean thinks he's qualified to talk about foreign policy because he once ate at an International House of Pancakes in Montpelier.


10 posted on 08/14/2005 8:43:34 PM PDT by Uncle Vlad
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To: InvisibleChurch

He is truely a nut.

'I am not the president but I pretend to be one on TV'


11 posted on 08/14/2005 8:43:36 PM PDT by RazorGhost
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To: InvisibleChurch
where do I get one! Doctor Dean has been sneaking into the medicine cabinet too often, the guy is truly delusional.
12 posted on 08/14/2005 8:43:40 PM PDT by scott says (MSM = More Stupid Misinformation)
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To: MJY1288
Democrats: The USA is too weak and can't do anything right. So we might as well give up now.

I mentally urinate on their sentiments!

13 posted on 08/14/2005 8:44:25 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Crush! Kill! Destroy the heathen!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

This from the man who wants to legalize incest. Tie him to a rocket and fire him over.


14 posted on 08/14/2005 8:44:49 PM PDT by BlackjackPershing
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To: InvisibleChurch

Dean is now a great military strategist along with being the court jester! I admire his versatility!


15 posted on 08/14/2005 8:44:55 PM PDT by claudiustg (Go Sharon! Go Bush!)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Dean favors military action against Iran?

So, he'll support Bush when Bush takes action and proves Dean's opinion about our military capabilities wrong. Or do I misunderstand the mad doctor from Vermont?

16 posted on 08/14/2005 8:45:07 PM PDT by JCEccles
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I would think that being in Iraq now would be the best place to be if we were needing to go to Iran next.


17 posted on 08/14/2005 8:45:14 PM PDT by MaineVoter2002 (http://jednet207.tripod.com/PoliticalLinks.html)
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Howie's stepping right up to that line that says "SEDITION"....


18 posted on 08/14/2005 8:45:17 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Liberals preach comity and practice calumny.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

How does Dean know this? He asked another expert on Iran, Jimmy Carter...


19 posted on 08/14/2005 8:47:15 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Carnac: A siren, a baby and a liberal. Answer: Name three things that whine.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Says "General" Dean......


20 posted on 08/14/2005 8:47:16 PM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: claudiustg

21 posted on 08/14/2005 8:47:27 PM PDT by bitt ('We will all soon reap what the ignorant are now sowing.' Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: Uncle Vlad
Well I can speak of French, Belgian, and Chinese affairs then correct?

22 posted on 08/14/2005 8:48:03 PM PDT by sonsofliberty2000
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To: blam
The Iran-Iraq War, also called the First Persian Gulf War, or the Imposed War (Ìä ÊÍã&#1740;á&#1740;) in Iran, was a war between the armed forces of Iraq and Iran lasting from September 1980 to August 1988. (Source: Wikipedia) DATES OF CONFLICT: (Gulf War) BEGAN: August 2, 1990 -Iraqi invasion of Kuwait ENDED: March 3, 1991- Iraq accepts cease-fire (Source: Historyguy.com) Does anyone see what I am getting at?
23 posted on 08/14/2005 8:48:24 PM PDT by willyd
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To: InvisibleChurch
And yet, despite this acknowledgement that Iran is a threat and something must be done, were we to act militarily against them, Mr. Dean will be the first to condemn it as "wreckless", "unnecessary" and a "distraction from the War on Terror".

Make no mistake: The current leaders of the Democratic Party are willing to risk the terroristic nuclear annihilation of one or more of our cities all in order to regain political power.

24 posted on 08/14/2005 8:50:46 PM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: InvisibleChurch
"He doesn't have much left to fight a country [like Iran] that is a danger to the United States," the top Democrat insisted.

Save this quote for later use.

25 posted on 08/14/2005 8:51:48 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
This man is possibly the stupidest man to ever have run for the presidency. I have little doubt that we could take Iran and Syria out in about the same time it took to take out Iraq. If anything, it is idiots like Dean who have given Iran the courage to restart their nuclear program.

The left either doesn't know how dangerous they are to America, or they know and relish the destruction they wield. freaks.

26 posted on 08/14/2005 8:52:08 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (never surrender, this is for the kids)
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To: InvisibleChurch
The Demlib dreamteam in 2008,

Dean/Sheehan

27 posted on 08/14/2005 8:52:14 PM PDT by Reagan Man
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To: InvisibleChurch
This man is dangerous, even the "Jacksons" are terrified!!!
28 posted on 08/14/2005 8:52:29 PM PDT by Hand em their arse
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To: Texas Eagle
"He doesn't have much left to fight a country [like Iran] that is a danger to the United States," the top Democrat insisted.

Only in Howie's wet dreams.

And besides, since when have the Democrats cared about dangers to the United States?

29 posted on 08/14/2005 8:53:06 PM PDT by The Phantom FReeper (So? People in Hell want ice water.)
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To: Uncle Vlad

LOL


30 posted on 08/14/2005 8:54:42 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: InvisibleChurch
If we can keep our idiots (intelligent design - abortion uber wing nuts) calm for a while (next two elections) we win. We win long term. Even if they win an election after that, the whole game will have changed. Slow and steady wins the race.
31 posted on 08/14/2005 8:54:50 PM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?)
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To: MaineVoter2002

The Left never, EVER, confront that. It's such an obvious and logical reason for going into Iraq, they can't bring themselves to admit it was strategically brilliant. Some of them must be saying silently to themselves "Why didn't we do that?" with a certain sense of embarassment.


32 posted on 08/14/2005 8:55:24 PM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Zell Miller was totally right.

Absolutely! The only group trying to weaken this country is Howard Dean and the rest of the Dumbasscrats.

33 posted on 08/14/2005 8:55:40 PM PDT by CurlyBill (Liberals --- Aggressively spreading the "Culture of Weakness")
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To: MaineVoter2002
I would think that being in Iraq now would be the best place to be if we were needing to go to Iran next.

This is the unspoken (by most) truth of the Bush Doctrine as applied to the WOT. Iraq has always been meant to be the lauching pad, if needed, against Iran and possibly other Mid-east tyrannies. How anyone can not see the obviousness of the strategy is always a mystery to me. (The Mid-eastern countries see it well enough).

34 posted on 08/14/2005 8:57:22 PM PDT by Socratic (Liberal's motto: Capio ergo sum.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Howie babe, US is ... numero uno

35 posted on 08/14/2005 8:58:30 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (A Plaming Democrat gathers no votes)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said Sunday that while Iran poses a genuine "danger" to the United States...

This too, will be forgotten statement a year from now. Just as similar statements were made by Democrats regarding Afghanistan and Iraq.

Any bets from fellow FReepers?

36 posted on 08/14/2005 8:59:06 PM PDT by Cobra64
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Dean: U.S. Too Weak to Hit Iran

Are we too weak to hit Gov. Dean? I mean, not hurt him or anything, just whap him upside the head to try to knock some sense into him? Can't Mrs. Dean see the crystal clear necessity to do this?

37 posted on 08/14/2005 8:59:09 PM PDT by Luddite Patent Counsel (Theyre digging through all of your files, stealing back your best ideas.)
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To: MJY1288

Has he ever heard of the Air Force and Navy? Their planes have had a pretty quiet time for the last two years. And, of course, the Army and the Marines are well aware of what is going on in Iran. Their bases have been on the big board for two years.


38 posted on 08/14/2005 8:59:29 PM PDT by RobbyS (chirho)
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To: MaineVoter2002
I would think that being in Iraq now would be the best place to be if we were needing to go to Iran next.

Perhaps Dean thinks we would be better off to launch more logistically strung out air assaults just like President Carter did ?

Thanks to our present commander and chief, the US is currently positioned perfectly to take on Iran. We are on their eastern border, we are on their western border and we own the sea beneath them. Why else would the Mullahs be acting so desperately ? Well just like Dean and the dimwits, their days are now numbered.

39 posted on 08/14/2005 9:00:04 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: InvisibleChurch
"Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said Sunday that while Iran poses a genuine "danger" to the United States, the U.S. military is now too weak to respond. "

That statement sounds like he's admitting that it takes a while to recover from the decimation of the military that Clinton oversaw.

40 posted on 08/14/2005 9:00:30 PM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: InvisibleChurch

The good thing about Howard Dean's stint at the DNC is that the sick people of Vermont are being protected from medical malpractice at the hands of this incompetent.


41 posted on 08/14/2005 9:00:40 PM PDT by cookcounty (Army Vet, Army Dad.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

What an idiot...nothing like giving China more incentive to shoot their mouths off and get them thinking seriously...Dean, you're an A number 1 as$hole.


42 posted on 08/14/2005 9:01:25 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper
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To: justa-hairyape
Thanks to our present commander and chief, the US is currently positioned perfectly to take on Iran. We are on their eastern border, we are on their western border and we own the sea beneath them. Why else would the Mullahs be acting so desperately ? Well just like Dean and the dimwits, their days are now numbered.

Bingo

43 posted on 08/14/2005 9:01:27 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Oh yeah, brilliant move you idiot!

Tell our enemies we are weak so they can do whatever the hell they want.

Nice slam on our military!

Thank God Dean is dead wrong.

Half of the troubles in Iraq are being caused by Iran and Syria. Divert our people to Iran and they'll have to regroup for self defense.

Take the focus off Iraq and even the Sunni's will probably break in their little revolt, because they'll no longer be the center of headlines and Iran will become the new "Vietnam" to the Left.


44 posted on 08/14/2005 9:01:32 PM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: InvisibleChurch

"Dean told CBS's "Face the Nation" that President Bush had "squandered our resources in Iraq, which was not a danger to the United States."

Oh, really?

Funny, no one pre-Iraq liberation said that "Iraq wasn't a threat." The Left...and Howie...never said that "Iraq posed no threat" and "they aren't really pursuing WMDs." Oh, they said if AFTER the war...

But I digress. Many on the left claim that "North Korea and Iran are the REAL threats"...but would any of them have supported wars with those nations? Would they today, or at any time in the future? I think not. They also say it like we're not dealing with Iran or NK at all, which couldn't be further from the truth.

If we really wanted to get Iran to disarm, we could send Dean over there to scream at them. THe earsplitting noise would be such torture, they would eventually give and give into any demands. Same thing worked with Noriega, right?


45 posted on 08/14/2005 9:02:08 PM PDT by pcottraux
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To: InvisibleChurch
There, in a nutshell, is everything that is wrong with today's Democratic party. It's all politics, all the time, and damn the consequences.

Dean has no idea why anyone who is in favor of the United States and not just his or her political party would find this appalling. Briefly, it's this - this constitutes the leader of a major political party undercutting a principal option from his country no matter who sits in the Oval Office, Republican or Democrat. It emboldens the enemy and makes the threat less effective than the reality, and that is a very dangerous state of affairs brought about by irresponsible, adolescent posturing.

We know he's an idiot. The Iranians don't. They want to believe he's stating a fact and will act on what they want to believe rather than what they ought to believe.

Appalling.

46 posted on 08/14/2005 9:02:19 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: InvisibleChurch

Dean's view of US military capability, a matter of debate, can only embolden the Iranian enemy, thus making armed confict more likely. Is it possible he does not know this? Personally, I don't think this scatterbrain gives it a thought.


47 posted on 08/14/2005 9:02:32 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Anyone but Hillary)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Does Dum-Dum not see that we now have Iran surrounded? Truth is that Howard just wants the upcoming conflict with Iran to wait until Hillary gets in office so that she can have the opportunity for greatness that Billy missed out on (Lord help us).


48 posted on 08/14/2005 9:02:44 PM PDT by SoCal_Republican
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To: InvisibleChurch
"He shouldn't say it, because it can't be delivered upon," Dean declared.

Funny, whackjob Deam never applies that criteria to the things he says.

49 posted on 08/14/2005 9:03:19 PM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: Luddite Patent Counsel

Dean has bought the fiction that the US has been waging an all-out war in Iraq.


50 posted on 08/14/2005 9:04:57 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Anyone but Hillary)
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