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Nailing Dean

Ouch.

In the wake of Saddam Hussein’s capture, Democratic presidential candidates Joe Lieberman and John Kerry let Howard Dean have it between the eyes.

“If Howard Dean had his way, Saddam Hussein would still be in power today, not in prison, and the world would be a more dangerous place,” Lieberman said. “I consistently supported Saddam’s removal for the past decade, and am prepared to do what it takes to win the war on terrorism at home and abroad.”

Added Kerry: “I guess he supposes it’s a good thing to get rid of Saddam Hussein. Well, I knew it was a good thing on that day, day one.”

I’ve been waiting for one or more of Dean’s Democratic rivals to take him on for his opposition to the war and for his infamous remark about Saddam’s ouster: “I suppose that’s a good thing.” I wish they hadn’t waited so long, and I don’t know if it will make any difference in the contest for the nomination. But good for them.

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