Dean Praises Kennedy Speech on Iraq

Nashua, NH, January 14, 2004

Questions Why Other Candidates Fail To Stand Up To President Bush.
Dean Asks: “Why Are My Opponents Continuing to Say How Proud They Are of Their Vote for the War?”

NASHUA, NH-Democratic presidential candidate Governor Howard Dean, M.D., praised Massachusetts Senator Edward M. Kennedy's speech on Iraq today, urging Democrats to follow his lead in “standing up for what they believe.”

“Today, Senator Kennedy performed an important national service, standing up to George Bush and telling the truth about a war-marketed for political gain-that has put the state of our nation at risk.

“If only my opponents from Washington had demonstrated the foresight and courage that Senator Kennedy has in consistently standing up to say this was the wrong war at the wrong time-in his words, 'one of the worst blunders in more than two centuries of American foreign policy.'

“Senator Kennedy said that the war has made America more hated in the world and more vulnerable to attacks both here and overseas. I could not agree more.

“This Monday, Iowans have the opportunity to stand up against this misguided war and those who made it possible. Monday it is in their hands.”

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