Please go here and watch the Retreat and Defeat video.
Democrats are screaming foul, that Republicans are representing Democratic leaders unfairly by showing them speaking their own words.
I must admit, it is a low blow anytime you show Howard Dean, speaking his mind, to anyone who is not a committed Dean follower - is there any Dean follower who is not "committed"?
Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman just got back from another trip to Iraq and says the Democrats are making a big mistake, the equivalent of trying to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Suddenly the Democrats don't like one of their most respected leaders anymore.
North Dakota Democrat Rep. Earl Pomeroy says: "My words to Howard Dean are simple - shut up."
My words to Howard Dean (and Nancy Pelosi and John Kerry) are also simple, and much more polite: Please don't shut up.
Dean backtracked on his statements somewhat, saying his assertion that the United States cannot win the war was reported "a little out of context."
(When Nancy Pelosi saw herself she probably thought: "That's not me. Only Barbara Boxer could be that stupid.") (CORRECTION: It was Barbara Boxer, not Nancy Pelosi. I can't tell those two Smurfettes apart. Barbara Boxer is that stupid! In fact, so is Nancy Pelosi.)
So watch the video yourself. Then I think you will agree that Howard Dean reports his own statements "a little out of context."
It's a neat trick, one that only the Democrats seem to have mastered - protesting furiously the unfairness of having yourself shown making ridiculous statements.
They probably think there's a law against anyone showing them making fools of themselves.