After 9/11, the money phrase around Washington was that all of our intelligence services ‘failed to connect the dots.’ IN that spirit, I would like to do some dot-connecting for you.
On Sunday, Drudge reported that Howard Dean was using Jimmy Carter as a consultant, going to him for information and advice.
Later that day, Dean had the following to say:
Howard Dean launched a full-throated attack on President Bush’s foreign policy acumen Sunday, saying Bush has “no understanding of defense,” is conducting diplomacy by “petulance” and lacks “the backbone to stand up against the Saudis.”
Amid a crush of well wishers seeking autographs at a high school here, Dean said of Bush: “I think he’s made us weaker. He doesn’t understand what it takes to defend this country, that you have to have high moral purpose. He doesn’t understand that you better keep troop morale high rather than just flying over for Thanksgiving,” as Bush did in visiting Baghdad.
Today, Bob Dole stated:
“I thank God F.D.R. was my commander in chief in WWII. Had it been Howard Dean we would have not participated. This would have saved lives and none of us would have been wounded. Just one little problem: we would have lost our liberty and freedom.”
Matt Stinson has more.