There are many reasons to be grateful that Dean's Dems are not in control of Congress and the presidency. Here is one of them:
Speaking at DemocracyFest "billed as part conference, part festival for progressive activists in San Diego," Dean asked
'Explain to me how it is that this president is tough on defense? I think this president is weak on defense and he's hurt America because he hasn't done the right thing
'You know, people say the Republicans are tough on defense. How can you be tough on defense if five years after 9/11, Osama bin Laden is still at large, the Iranians are about to get nuclear weapons, North Korea's quadrupled their nuclear weapons stash....
And what does he recommend instead? Why that perfect deterrent——morality.
'We've lost the high moral high ground everywhere in the world. We want to be respected around the world again.
'We want our moral authority to be restored, because part of defending America is not just well—armed troops; it's having the high moral ground.'
And as proof
'If you think what's going on in the Middle East today would be going on if the Democrats were in control, it wouldn't, because we would have worked day after day after day to make sure we didn't get where we are today. We would have had the moral authority that Bill Clinton had when he brought together the Northern Irish and the IRA, when he brought together the Israelis and the Palestinians.'
Uh Howard, turn on the news: the Israelis and the Palestinians have been brought together. Kind of. The Palestinians have been spewing hate, voting in a government that is dedicated to eliminating Israel and bombing Israeli civilian areas.
So this is the result of the high moral ground wrought by the Clinton administration and the other Democrats?
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