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Dean Speaks The Truth

I find it hard to believe that Dean is going to suffer much among Democratic primary voters for his assertion the U.S. is no safer after Saddam’s capture. The controversy has only served to demonstrate what is so unattractive about the other candidates, namely their blatant willingness to shift on the war given the state of play. Who can doubt that Dean is exaclty right when he points this out, as recounted in the Washington Post yesterday: “Dean returned fire Thursday, accusing his rivals of basing their positions on the Iraq war on opinion polls — supporting it at first, then speaking against it when casualties mounted and its “true costs” became known. Now that public support for the war is rising, and Hussein is no longer at large, Dean said, “the Washington Democrats began to redraft their talking points.”


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