U.S. can’t win in Iraq, Dean says

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Democratic Chairman Howard Dean on Monday likened the war in Iraq to the one in Vietnam and said the idea that the United States is going to win the war in Iraq “is just plain wrong” – a comment that drew immediate fire from Republicans. In an interview with WOAI-AM in San Antonio, Dean criticized what he called President George W. Bush’s “permanent commitment to a failed strategy” and said, “We need to be out of there and take the targets off our troops’ back.” Dean recalled that the strategy to stay the course in Vietnam cost thousands more lives. “I wish the president had paid more attention to the history of Iraq before we had gotten in there,” Dean said. “The idea that we’re going to win this war is just plain wrong.” Republican Chairman Ken Mehlman said Dean’s “outrageous prediction sends the wrong message to our troops, the enemy, and the Iraqi people just 10 days before historic elections.” last_img read more