Skip to comments.Dean: U.S. Too Weak to Hit Iran
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.
Howard Dean is a 100% grade A idiot
I'ts official - Howard Dean is now an enemy of the United States.
Zell Miller was totally right.
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!
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.
He is truely a nut.
'I am not the president but I pretend to be one on TV'
I mentally urinate on their sentiments!
This from the man who wants to legalize incest. Tie him to a rocket and fire him over.
Dean is now a great military strategist along with being the court jester! I admire his versatility!
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?
I would think that being in Iraq now would be the best place to be if we were needing to go to Iran next.
Howie's stepping right up to that line that says "SEDITION"....
How does Dean know this? He asked another expert on Iran, Jimmy Carter...
Says "General" Dean......
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.
Save this quote for later use.
The left either doesn't know how dangerous they are to America, or they know and relish the destruction they wield. freaks.
Only in Howie's wet dreams.
And besides, since when have the Democrats cared about dangers to the United States?
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.
Absolutely! The only group trying to weaken this country is Howard Dean and the rest of the Dumbasscrats.
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).
Howie babe, US is ... numero uno
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?
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?
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.
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.
That statement sounds like he's admitting that it takes a while to recover from the decimation of the military that Clinton oversaw.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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?
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.
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.
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).
Funny, whackjob Deam never applies that criteria to the things he says.
Dean has bought the fiction that the US has been waging an all-out war in Iraq.
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