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2006-06-24 12:18:36

Corrects duration of war in lead. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States should begin pulling troops out of Iraq this year, the head of the Democratic Party said on Saturday as he accused Republicans of lacking a plan to move forward after more than three years of violence. "The Republicans don't have a plan," Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said in his party's weekly radio address. "'Stay the course' is not a plan. Saying the problems in Iraq will be left to...

2006-06-24 11:59:50

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States should begin pulling troops out of Iraq this year, the head of the Democratic Party said on Saturday as he accused Republicans of lacking a plan to move forward after four years of violence. "The Republicans don't have a plan. 'Stay the course' is not a plan. Saying the problems in Iraq will be left to the next president, is not a plan," Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said in his party's weekly radio address. The...

2006-04-22 13:10:55

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Democratic Party chief Howard Dean said on Saturday the Bush administration had "cut and run" on Gulf Coast hurricane recovery and created a political legacy of deficits, divisiveness and deceit. Dean, speaking at the Democratic National Committee's spring meeting, said November's congressional elections would be a choice between real change from Democrats or more of the same from Republicans. "There has been enough...

2005-12-10 15:37:38

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic presidential nominating calendar should include new contests between the traditional opening states of Iowa and New Hampshire in 2008 in a bid for more racial and geographic diversity, a party commission said on Saturday. The panel, responding to critics of the states' longtime status as kingmakers in the nominating process, recommended letting one or two states hold caucuses between the Iowa caucus...

2005-12-08 14:53:34

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Party chief Howard Dean said on Thursday his comment that the United States could not win the war in Iraq was reported "a little out of context," but a new strategy would be needed to triumph there. Dean was attacked by President George W. Bush and Republicans earlier this week for telling a Texas radio station that "the idea we're going to win this war is an idea that unfortunately is plain wrong." "It was a little out of context. They kind of...

2005-12-08 14:18:20

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Party chief Howard Dean said on Thursday his comment that the United States could not win the war in Iraq was reported "a little out of context," but a new strategy would be needed to triumph there. Dean was attacked by President George W. Bush and Republicans earlier this week for telling a Texas radio station that "the idea we're going to win this war is an idea that unfortunately is plain wrong." "It was a little out of context. They kind of...

2005-12-08 13:35:42

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Party chief Howard Dean said on Thursday his comment that the United States could not win the war in Iraq was reported "a little out of context," but a new strategy would be needed to triumph there. Dean was attacked by President George W. Bush and Republicans earlier this week for telling a Texas radio station that "the idea we're going to win this war is an idea that unfortunately is plain wrong." "It was a little out of context. They kind of...

2005-12-06 16:01:20

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush criticized Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean on Tuesday for saying it is wrong to think the United States will win in Iraq, calling him a pessimist trying to score political points. "I know we're going to win, and our troops need to hear not only that they are supported but that we have got a strategy that will win," said Bush, who is trying to restore American confidence in his Iraq plan amid waning support for the...

2005-12-06 12:10:09

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush criticized Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean on Tuesday for saying it is wrong to think the United States will win in Iraq, calling him a pessimist trying to score political points. "I know we're going to win, and our troops need to hear not only that they are supported but that we have got a strategy that will win," said Bush, who is trying to restore American confidence in his Iraq plan amid waning support for the...

2005-12-06 10:34:09

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House criticized Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean on Tuesday for saying it is wrong to think the United States will win in Iraq, saying he was sending the wrong message to U.S. troops. Dean told San Antonio, Texas, radio station WOAI that "the idea that we're going to win the war in Iraq is an idea which is just plain wrong." He predicted the Democratic Party would come together on a proposal to withdraw National Guard and Reserve troops...


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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
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