Dean speaks. Oy.

Dean speaks. Oy.
: Howard Dean’s statement on today’s news:

WEST PALM BEACH– Governor Dean issued the following statement this morning:

“This is a great day for the Iraqi people, the US, and the international community.

“Our troops are to be congratulated on carrying out this mission with the skill and dedication we have come to know of them.

“This development provides an enormous opportunity to set a new course and take the American label off the war. We must do everything possible to bring the UN, NATO, and other members of the international community back into this effort.

“Now that the dictator is captured, we must also accelerate the transition from occupation to full Iraqi sovereignty.”

Damnit, the UN didn’t capture Saddam. Old Europe did not capture Saddam. NATO did not capture Saddam. The coalition did.

The American label is on this war. Proudly. We got rid of a tyrant and murderer. And now we are about the hard work of bringing security to Iraq and rebuilding the nation and creating a democracy. We’re not going to cut and run.