I was about to log off to go work out when I came across the following info that I felt compelled to post about:
Desperately trying to move away from the widespread belief that the Democratic party – on the verge of being completely taken over by stark-raving Bush-hating anti-war nutroot moonbats – has become the party of cut and runners, DNC Chair Howie Dean, in a stunning display of candor, revealed tonight to MSNBC’s Chris Matthews exactly what the real Dem plan is for Iraq.
MATTHEWS: How about in a year? How about in five years? How about in 10 years? Can you narrow it down?
DEAN: No. I think the big difference between the Democrats and Republicans on this one is we know we shouldnâ€˜t be there. The Republicans insist on being there. And furthermore, if youâ€˜re one of the 61 percent of Americans who disagrees with the president, the vice president and the president think youâ€˜re a sympathizer with Al Qaida. This administration is looking more and more ridiculous every day.
MATTHEWS: Let me question your position: You say not right away.
Whatâ€˜s to be gained by us staying in that country another six months?
DEAN: We need to withdraw carefully and thoughtfully. As you know, weâ€˜re talking about redeploying our troops. Weâ€˜re talking about keeping a force in some country in the Middle East to maintain, to deal with the terrorism problem that the presidentâ€˜s problems have created.
So I donâ€˜t think weâ€˜re talking about a precipitous withdrawal.
But I think that most Democrats would agree that we ought to be out of there by the â€˜08 elections.
MATTHEWS: Well, whatâ€˜s to be gained by staying? I still donâ€˜t get your point. Youâ€˜re saying we shouldnâ€˜t get out now, so youâ€˜re saying we should stay.
DEAN: What Iâ€˜m saying—no…
MATTHEWS: Why should we stay in Iraq? I donâ€˜t get the point.
DEAN: No, no, Chris, Iâ€˜m not, of course, making any such—as you know very well that Iâ€˜m not arguing that we should stay in Iraq.
Howie D reveals even more later in the interview … make sure to read it all.
More: Pelosi’s on a similar wavelength – not so much on Iraq, but on the ‘strong on security’ angle. Apparently next week’s talking points have been issued early.