Saturday, November 11, 2006

Howard Dean wimps out.

In November 2005, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean stated the following about President Bush on Meet the Press:

DR. DEAN: I think Democrats always have to stand up and tell the truth and that's what we're doing. The truth is that the president misled America when he sent us to war.

DR. DEAN: All of this business about weapons of mass destruction, there was significant and substantial evidence passed from the CIA and the State Department to, perhaps, the office of the vice president--we don't know just where--in the White House that said, "There is a strong body of opinion that says they don't have a nuclear program, nor do they have weapons of mass destruction." And that intelligence was not given to the Congress of the United States.

DR. DEAN: There's ample--now that the cracks are really beginning to appear in this corrupt administration that we have running this country, now they're all running for their own and they're beginning to stand up and say, "This is what really happened." Honest Republicans are coming forward in this administration and saying, "This is what really happened in the lead-up to the war, and the president was not truthful with the American people."

The following charges by Dean are impeachable offenses because they violate the oath of office that Bush swore to uphold. In November of 2005 when Dean knew these facts, the Republicans controlled both Houses of Congress. There's little the Democrats and Dean, the leader of their party, could do.

One year later after the midterm elections in November of 2006, the Democrats have finally won control of both Houses. Howard Dean can now lead his party into removing "this corrupt administration".

Here is Howard Dean's strategy:

Published: November 08, 2006 11:50 PM ET

NEW YORK Appearing on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" tonight, Democratic Party chief Howard Dean told host Jon Stewart, "I know half your audience wants us to impeach the president"-- this drew wide cheers -- "but it's not going to happen."