The text of this debate with Richard Pearle in Portland Oregon is naturally going to be overshadowed by the REAL story: some bonehead flinging his shoe at Richard Pearle, but please watch this video and listen to Howard Dean say things like, “Iraq was the low hanging fruit on the tree. Why not Iran or North Korea? Bush is doing nothing about them, in his fifth year in office. When are we going to start doing things about the real problems?”
Am I to assume that Dean wants war with Iran and North Korea because they are the bigger problem, because as far as I know, diplomacy is worth shit in these two powderkegs. What’s the other option? Or is this a long term plan of tough talk, so that, if the Dem wins the white house in 2008 they can have a war lined up and ready?