Thursday, February 24, 2005
On the Road with Howard Dean (Continued)
"Dr. Dean criticized President Bush’s decision to invade Iraq, saying instead that America should focus on being a global leader instead of invading other countries. “We cannot impose freedom by armed force,” he said. He did praise the efforts to hold an election in Iraq, but said he was doubtful that it would stabilize the country. “I hope this election will succeed, but I think it will not.” Dr. Dean did say America should have a strong military and there was justification to invade Afghanistan, following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks."-from the story in The Times Herald (NY), "Dean preaches democratic values in Alfred ." Here's the opening from an op-ed in today's Boston Herald, "Wired for common touch": "Howard Dean didn't raise money from the Internet. He raised it from the people - an idea perhaps more profound than the one with which some gave him credit. And it is that idea that continues to drive hope for his tenure as chair of the Democratic National Committee."