Excerpt from Gov. Dean’s speech today

For those that didn’t catch Governor Dean today in Iowa (or on C-Span’s broadcast of the event), here is the key new segment in the stump speech. As I said earlier today, I think this represents a powerful new element of the Dean strategy.

Today this country is facing a serious crisis. I’m talking about the credibility of the president of the united states. Because today, we are concerned — that our people are dying in Iraq at a rate of 9 per week, and the American people may not have had full info about why we went there.

I never thought in my lifetime I would hear this question again, but the American people are now faced with this question that we heard almost 30 years ago: “What did the president know, and when did he know it?”

I believe that never again can the Congress of the United States give the President a blank check six months ahead of time for a preemptive attack without the evidence being known to the American people or to Congress itself.

People inside the beltway have said that because I told the truth early, that I’m unelectable. It may be that because I told the truth early, that I may be the only one that’s electable.

One response to “Excerpt from Gov. Dean’s speech today”

  1. Good coverage of Dean on the Daily Show regarding the as yet undiscovered WMD. They did a comparison between Gephardt (very bland and 'Bushy'), Dean (forceful, challenging), and Kucinich (bizarre). I love Jon Stewart.

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