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Afghan war is not another Vietnamupdated: Fri May 06 2011 11:36:00

For most people, war is a headline in a newspaper or a video on television. But when you live in this city, it's a fact of life.

Commentary: Dean's 50-state strategy is a plus for Obamaupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 08:57:00

If Sen. Barack Obama is able to prevail over Sen. John McCain on Tuesday, all of those Democrats who ripped Howard Dean's 50-state strategy over the last four years should call the head of the Democratic National Committee and offer a heartfelt apology.

Dean: Divided we failupdated: Mon Apr 28 2008 13:13:00

Howard Dean tells CNN's John Roberts that it is essential for superdelegates to make a decision as soon as possible.

Dean: Dems could fail if divided at conventionupdated: Mon Apr 28 2008 13:13:00

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said the only way his party would lose the general election is if Democrats "lose to ourselves first" because they are not unified.

Dean: Obama, Clinton camps told to cool rhetoricupdated: Fri Mar 28 2008 13:40:00

Democratic Party chief Howard Dean said Friday that the party leadership has had "extensive discussions" with the campaigns of Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to cool down their rhetoric.

Dean says McCain skirts election law with campaign loan updated: Sun Feb 24 2008 20:27:00

Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean accused Republican presidential front-runner John McCain of trying to skirt campaign finance laws Sunday by trying to opt out of public financing for his primary campaign.

Dems: Override S-CHIP vetoupdated: Sat Oct 27 2007 13:32:00

In the Democratic radio response, Howard Dean says both parties should unite to override President Bush's veto of S-CHIP.

Dean: Democrats will honor need for change in Iraqupdated: Sat Nov 11 2006 10:34:00

The overwhelming election victories for Democrats shows the strong desire of citizens for a different course in Iraq and the war on terror, the Democratic National Committee chairman said Saturday, as Americans celebrated Veterans Day.

Fortune: Rahm Emanuel, Pitbull politicianupdated: Sun Sep 17 2006 20:19:00

On a wretchedly hot August day outside the Caterpillar tractor plant in Montgomery, Ill., President Bush and the state's congressional delegation gather for the signing of the massive transportation bill. This is 2005, the calm before the Katrina storm, and a rigorous mountain-biking schedule has the President in top shape.

Dean urges U.S. military to re-focus role in Iraq updated: Sat Jun 24 2006 12:36:00

Democratic leader Howard Dean on Saturday slammed the Bush administration's war policy and offered a "tough and smart" plan for the redeployment and reduction of U.S. troops in Iraq by the end of the year.

An eye On the White House and an eye on youupdated: Tue Mar 14 2006 10:02:00

In 2004, John Kerry spent so much of his advertising budget on broadcast-television warhorses like Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune that he at least deserved a wardrobe courtesy of Botany 500. George W. Bush threw millions at TV too (he favored Cops and JAG), but his ads also appeared on cable, talk radio, blogs, the Internet and, in several cases, closed-circuit televisions above health-club treadmills. "We took one message and designed lots of different avenues to communicate it," says Matthew Dowd, Bush's chief strategist in '04. "They took a lot of different messages and drove them all into one big funnel."

Dean says Democrats have united planupdated: Thu Dec 08 2005 16:07:00

Leading Democrats sought Thursday to promote a specific plan for what party chairman Howard Dean called a "strategic redeployment" of U.S. troops from Iraq.

Dean: U.S. can't win Iraq warupdated: Tue Dec 06 2005 19:36:00

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean is drawing GOP fire after telling a Texas radio station that the idea the war in Iraq can be won is "just plain wrong."

Bush: 'I know we're going to win' in Iraqupdated: Tue Dec 06 2005 09:47:00

President Bush on Tuesday added his voice to Republican criticism of Howard Dean's statement that the United States cannot win the war in Iraq.

They said what?!?!updated: Tue Nov 22 2005 16:03:00

Perhaps it's a moving quote from a presidential speech or a memorable quip from a court of law.

Dean: U.S. must face 'ugly truth' about Katrinaupdated: Thu Sep 08 2005 11:05:00

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said that in Hurricane Katrina's wake Americans need to face the "ugly truth" that race and class played a significant role in who lived and died.

Dean's secret fansupdated: Mon Jun 13 2005 15:48:00

Catching flak has always been part of a political party chairman's job description. But the fire usually comes from the other party.

Dean sticks to his guns, still aimed at GOPupdated: Sat Jun 04 2005 11:49:00

Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean is defending remarks he made that enraged Republican leaders this week.

Howard Dean unmuzzledupdated: Thu May 19 2005 11:58:00

After Howard Dean last weekend declared Tom DeLay ought to be in jail, a longtime Democratic operative told me the party's national chairman had momentarily ripped off his muzzle but that it soon would be restored.

Dean visiting GOP strongholdsupdated: Thu Feb 24 2005 15:10:00

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean on Thursday began a two-day visit to the GOP stronghold of Kansas, hoping to erase the notion that his party has surrendered so-called "red states" to Republicans.

Dean's 'fat chance'updated: Thu Feb 17 2005 14:38:00

Howard Dean, doing a victory lap last week after his final competitor for the Democratic national chairmanship dropped out, greeted a roomful of supporters with a grin and said: "I'm trying to be restrained in my new role. I may be looking for a three-piece suit." After pausing, he laughed and then -- to his backers' delight -- declared, "Fat chance!"

Postscript to Howard's Endupdated: Mon Feb 14 2005 16:28:00

How did Howard Dean, whose presidential campaign got derailed by endless replays of a barbaric yawp, go from public laughingstock to party leader?

For Dean, it's the empowermentupdated: Fri Feb 11 2005 14:59:00

Howard Dean went from being the hot new face of 2003 to the laughingstock of 2004. Now he is poised for a Democratic Party takeover in 2005.

Howard Dean's returnupdated: Thu Dec 16 2004 16:56:00

Practical Democratic politicians, intent on reversing a decade of decline, feel trapped in a bad dream with Howard Dean as the most prominent prospect to be the party's national chairman.

Dean: Democratic Party must rebuildupdated: Wed Dec 08 2004 17:10:00

Former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean said Wednesday that his party needs to be rebuilt, "not from the consultants down, but from the ground up."

A new don for the Dems?updated: Mon Nov 15 2004 16:04:00

Another election so soon?

The more things change ...updated: Tue Nov 09 2004 08:07:00

Andy Card stays on as White House chief of staff, Howard Dean considers a bid for Democratic National Committee chieftain, we hear, and it's "conceivable" John Kerry will run for president again in 2008. The more things change ...

Essay: If Howard Dean were the candidate ...updated: Mon Sep 27 2004 17:16:00

Political punditry is harder than it looks. That's what a lot of Democratic voters must be thinking right about now.

Dean again says politics behind terror alertsupdated: Wed Aug 04 2004 20:06:00

Former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean asserted again Wednesday that "ample evidence" exists that President Bush was playing politics when he approved raising the terror alert level Sunday -- a contention Bush administration and campaign officials deny.

Kerry aide: Threat shows U.S. must do moreupdated: Sun Aug 01 2004 22:23:00

An adviser to Democratic nominee Sen. John Kerry says the government's decision to raise the terror alert level in three urban areas indicates the country is not as safe as it could be.

Robert Novak: 'United' Democrats?updated: Thu Jul 29 2004 13:06:00

Shortly before 5 p.m. on Tuesday at the FleetCenter, with hardly a fifth of the delegate seats filled and only C-SPAN's cameras on, the 2004 national Democratic platform was adopted by barely audible acclamation. These delegates are inheritors of an old tradition that has involved their party in often-ruinous platform battles. At long last, say today's Democrats, we are "united."

Dean: Democrats united as never beforeupdated: Tue Jul 27 2004 13:41:00

Former presidential candidate Howard Dean said Tuesday that the Democratic Party is united in its opposition to President Bush and that the convention is Sen. John Kerry's week to shine.

Blog, Day 2: Tuesday, July 27, 2004updated: Tue Jul 27 2004 13:24:00

Posted: 12:50 a.m. ET From Bryan Long,

Daily Blog Roundup: Monday, July 26, 2004updated: Tue Jul 27 2004 02:08:00

This year, for the first time, webloggers were credentialed to cover a national political convention. In addition to the bloggers posting from Boston at the Democratic National Convention, there were dozens of other voices -- on all sides of the political spectrum -- blogging on what they heard and saw in Boston.

Kerry & the 'Kid' ride againupdated: Fri Jul 09 2004 08:12:00

Fueled by a $7.5 million haul last night that featured the requisite Bush-bashing and Whoopi-style bawdiness, John Kerry and John "the Kid" Edwards (per Whoopi) travel today to West Virginia and New Mexico, where the desert air should do wonders for their hair.

Time for apologiesupdated: Mon Apr 12 2004 15:10:00

Do you remember when Saddam Hussein -- who at the time was dividing his time between a hole in the ground and a shed piled with dirty clothes and was obviously not commanding any organized opposition -- was captured last December 14?

With 9/11 hearings over, back to the campaignupdated: Thu Mar 25 2004 05:20:00

Two full days of 9/11 commission hearings have blocked most TV coverage of the '04 campaign, but those hearings did more to influence the Bush/Kerry race than any new attack ad or policy speech ever could. With the pent-up energy of two boys stuck in rainy-day recess, George Bush and John Kerry roar back into campaign mode today, armed with publicity stunts they've kept under wraps all week.

Democracy (Dean) for Americaupdated: Thu Mar 18 2004 00:28:00

Howard Dean returns to center stage on the Left Coast today. John Kerry goes dark, taking holiday in Idaho.

Cuomos endorse Kerryupdated: Sat Feb 28 2004 07:08:00

Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo and his son, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo, endorsed Sen. John Kerry for president Saturday.

Fortune: What Do Voters Want? A Clean Bill Of Healthupdated: Mon Feb 23 2004 00:01:00

You'd never guess it from watching TV news or reading the papers, but the biggest concern of voters this year isn't WMDs or the economy or Howard Dean's howl or whether President Bush went to his N...

If he can make it there ...updated: Fri Feb 20 2004 03:04:00

The Southern Democrat landed yesterday in New York, where he'll spend part of every day this weekend. He arrived there armed with a Super Tuesday game plan, some fair-trade talking points and a joke about Alex Rodriguez, designed to endear him to die-hard Yankees fans.

Edwards, Dean and our Idaho conspiracy theoryupdated: Thu Feb 19 2004 05:51:00

John Kerry surrounds himself today with union leaders, many of whom differ with him on big issues like NAFTA but hate President Bush more than any one trade agreement.

Dean's decisionupdated: Wed Feb 18 2004 16:23:00

From CNN's Wolf Blitzer in Washington:

Democratic battle turns into two-man raceupdated: Wed Feb 18 2004 01:41:00

The Democratic race for the White House turned largely into a two-man matchup Wednesday with Howard Dean's withdrawal from the field, leaving John Kerry and John Edwards battling for delegates as more state contests loom.

Dean plans 'event' Wednesdayupdated: Tue Feb 17 2004 18:16:00

Howard Dean was trailing a distant third in the Wisconsin presidential primary Tuesday night, but the former Vermont governor vowed to "keep up the fight for a better America."

With friends like these ...updated: Mon Feb 16 2004 14:09:00

In his victory speech following the Tennessee and Virginia primaries, Senator John Kerry exhorted his supporters to "go to and share your ideas."

Howard's end?updated: Mon Feb 16 2004 07:58:00

Howard Dean may end his '04 presidential campaign this week. But Dean's "campaign" will probably continue far beyond Wisconsin, Super Tuesday and the Democratic national convention this summer. Maybe even past Election Day this fall.

Dean: Wisconsin can 'turn around' campaignupdated: Mon Feb 09 2004 20:26:00

Presidential hopeful Howard Dean is looking to reshape the Democratic presidential race in the Wisconsin primary next week.

Kerry, on a rollupdated: Mon Feb 09 2004 03:47:00

Yesterday, John Kerry won his 10th primary/caucus, all but one (Iowa) by double digits. Tomorrow, the Massachusetts liberal is poised to sail past the two Southern moderates in Tennessee and Virginia. He probably won't even break a sweat.

Analysts weigh in on caucus resultsupdated: Fri Feb 06 2004 19:46:00

CNN journalists and analysts discussed the results of Democratic caucuses in Michigan and Washington state. Here is their analysis of what the wins for Sen. John Kerry in both states will mean for the field of Democratic hopefuls.

Dems eye a new target: Dick Cheneyupdated: Fri Feb 06 2004 09:01:00

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Badgers vs. Wolverinesupdated: Fri Feb 06 2004 04:20:00

Just four weeks ago, John Kerry breathlessly touted a "major endorsement" in Iowa that aides said (hoped?) would change the course of the campaign.

Unions not swayed by Kerry momentumupdated: Thu Feb 05 2004 05:27:00

John Kerry's big momentum is carrying him into what's expected to be a strong showing this weekend. But so far it hasn't generated a new wave of support from Capitol Hill, or the backing of two unions that could really help him in the days ahead.

A new landscape in the early light of dawnupdated: Wed Feb 04 2004 05:09:00

For the first time since Iowa, Howard Dean is not the post-election story. And after the results of yesterday's seven-state contest, he's not even the sidebar.

Analysts examine Tuesday's resultsupdated: Mon Feb 02 2004 19:06:00

CNN analysts and contributors considered the impact of Sen. John Kerry's five victories Tuesday, Sen. John Edwards' win in South Carolina, retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark's showing in Oklahoma, and former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean's future in the race.

Howard's end?updated: Mon Feb 02 2004 14:05:00

Dean and Trippi started a new style of campaigning. Will the movement outlast the candidate?

Getting ready to go nationalupdated: Mon Feb 02 2004 09:20:00

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Dean: Special interests have hold over Kerryupdated: Sat Jan 31 2004 14:49:00

Howard Dean lashed out Saturday at Democratic presidential front-runner Sen. John Kerry with some of the harshest rhetoric of the campaign, calling Kerry "another special interest clone."

Watching the sand flyupdated: Fri Jan 30 2004 09:15:00

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Money burns, Gore returnsupdated: Fri Jan 30 2004 05:13:00

There's nothing older than yesterday's news (or more boring than last night's debate), except perhaps last year's fund-raising reports. Those reports, due out this weekend, will provide an already dated glimpse of an '04 Dem primary that, like Howard Dean's war chest, has turned upside down since the December 31 deadline.

Kerry jabs back at GOPupdated: Thu Jan 29 2004 10:21:00

Democratic front-runner Sen. John Kerry took issue Thursday night with a top Republican who earlier in the day questioned his credentials to be president.

Dean shuffles campaign staffupdated: Thu Jan 29 2004 09:10:00

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Ousted campaign manager says he still believes in Deanupdated: Wed Jan 28 2004 22:09:00

Joe Trippi, who until one day ago ran Howard Dean's presidential campaign, said Thursday he still believes in the candidate and is confident he will be selected as the Democratic Party's nominee for president.

Dean challenges Kerry on health careupdated: Wed Jan 28 2004 21:49:00

Democratic presidential hopeful Howard Dean attacked front-runner Sen. John Kerry as weak on health care, saying the Democratic Party needs a candidate "who is willing to get stuff done."

Kerry takes New Hampshireupdated: Wed Jan 28 2004 09:08:00

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Dean 'very pleased' with New Hampshire finishupdated: Mon Jan 26 2004 20:15:00

Howard Dean tried to rally his supporters Tuesday evening after a second-place finish in the New Hampshire primary.

Fortune: Showing Their Primary Colors As the Democrats scramble toward New Hampshire, their economic plans come into focus. Protectionismupdated: Mon Jan 26 2004 00:01:00

Howard Dean is thundering that he's going to abolish Bush's "irresponsible" tax cuts. Dick Gephardt is itching to start a trade war with somebody. Joe Lieberman sounds more like a Republican every ...

Dem debaters target Bushupdated: Thu Jan 22 2004 18:34:00

In their only debate before next week's New Hampshire primary, Democratic presidential candidates hit hard at President Bush on many of the issues he raised in his State of the Union speech, ranging from tax cuts to Iraq to same-sex marriage.

Dean rallies supporters after third-place finishupdated: Tue Jan 20 2004 00:31:00

Howard Dean didn't let the sting of dropping from lauded front-runner to third place in the Iowa caucuses keep his spirits down Monday evening.

Why we want to meet the Missusupdated: Mon Jan 19 2004 11:26:00

One nice thing about Howard Dean is that he does what journalists tell him to do. The New Republic wrote that he was too secular, and he immediately found religion.

Iowa caucuses spring surprisesupdated: Sun Jan 18 2004 20:54:00

In an unlikely end to the Iowa Democratic caucuses, Howard Dean conceded defeat early to rivals John Kerry and John Edwards, while Dick Gephardt's poor performance reportedly led him to plan his exit from the presidential race.

Targeting Clarkupdated: Fri Jan 16 2004 06:24:00

Wesley Clark should get plenty of rest this weekend. And maybe take a good, long swim. Because starting Tuesday he'll need plenty of energy to outrun the multi-pronged army of critics pressing down on him as his crowds swell and his poll numbers rise in New Hampshire.

Dean's next big endorsementupdated: Thu Jan 15 2004 08:47:00

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Braun boltsupdated: Thu Jan 15 2004 04:49:00

 Much like the campaign she has run for almost a year, Carol Moseley Braun's decision to quit and back Howard Dean today in Iowa will have little impact on the Democratic nomination battle. Her moves have, however, done wonders for a political career that seemed destined for dishonor when she lost her Senate seat in 1998.

Dean: No conflict in Iraq, Bosnia positionsupdated: Wed Jan 14 2004 14:22:00

A spokesman for front-running Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean says there's no contradiction between his opposition to the war in Iraq and his call for unilateral U.S. airstrikes on Serb forces in Bosnia in 1995.

Dean: Clark really a Republicanupdated: Wed Jan 14 2004 11:01:00

Democratic presidential front-runner Howard Dean trained his rhetorical guns on New Hampshire primary rival Wesley Clark Wednesday, questioning Clark's credentials as a Democrat.

Spelling democracy without D.C.updated: Tue Jan 13 2004 04:46:00

This city just can't catch a break. Howard Dean, it seems, would rather cool his heels in Burlington today than show his face in Washington as local Democrats (a handful of them, at least) cast "votes" in their first-in-the-nation-non-binding-beauty-contest.

Cold shoulders in New Hampshire?updated: Mon Jan 12 2004 08:32:00

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Dean again the target in Iowa debateupdated: Sat Jan 10 2004 21:47:00

Under fire in a campaign debate, Howard Dean conceded grudgingly Sunday night that he never named a black or Latino to his state Cabinet during nearly 12 years as governor of Vermont.

Kerry praises Iowa caucuses, swipes at Deanupdated: Sat Jan 10 2004 17:02:00

Sen. John Kerry took a shot at rival Democratic presidential hopeful Howard Dean on Saturday during a stop at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.

Iowa Sen. Harkin endorses Deanupdated: Fri Jan 09 2004 14:53:00

Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa's senior and most popular Democrat, endorsed Howard Dean for president Friday.

Gephardt, Dean trade barbs about nasty campaign tacticsupdated: Thu Jan 08 2004 18:20:00

The campaign of Democratic presidential hopeful Dick Gephardt on Thursday accused Howard Dean's camp of illegally sending out-of-state supporters to Iowa to caucus in cities and towns across the state -- an accusation Dean's manager called "ridiculous on its face."

Dean, God and taxesupdated: Thu Jan 08 2004 11:45:00

When six opponents gathered at public broadcasting studios outside Des Moines last Sunday for yet another debate, they searched frantically for some way to slow Howard Dean's presidential express.

Dean joins Democratic rivals' criticism of new labor proposalupdated: Wed Jan 07 2004 13:51:00

Democratic presidential front-runner Howard Dean joined his rivals Wednesday in attacking President Bush over a U.S. Department of Labor guide that tells employers how to avoid paying workers overtime.

The New Republic endorses Liebermanupdated: Tue Jan 06 2004 22:23:00

Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Lieberman received a strong endorsement Wednesday from The New Republic magazine, which said the senator from Connecticut offers the "clearest, bravest" vision for the Democratic Party.

Inside the mind of Howard Deanupdated: Tue Jan 06 2004 10:40:00

His opponents say he is unlikable and unelectable. The Democratic front runner explains why most of what you hear about him is dead wrong

Through the past, darklyupdated: Tue Jan 06 2004 08:22:00

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Bradley endorses Deanupdated: Tue Jan 06 2004 07:10:00

Saying Howard Dean is more an idealist than an angry candidate, former Sen. Bill Bradley of New Jersey gave his endorsement Tuesday to the Democratic presidential candidate at a boisterous rally in New Hampshire.

Howard Dean, 'ho hum' front-runner?updated: Tue Jan 06 2004 05:07:00

Political insiders greeted the news that Bill Bradley would endorse Howard Dean today with a collective "whatever." And that may be very good news for Dean.

Poll: Dean starts 2004 leading Demsupdated: Mon Jan 05 2004 14:33:00

Howard Dean started off the year not only at the top of the pack of the nine Democratic presidential candidates, but also as the choice of about half of all registered Democrats if the race boils down to a two-way contest after the first flurry of primaries and caucuses, a CNN/Time poll said.

Sources: Bradley to endorse Deanupdated: Mon Jan 05 2004 11:12:00

Howard Dean, who stunned the Democratic establishment last month when he won the backing of former Vice President Al Gore, will pick up another key endorsement Tuesday from former Sen. Bill Bradley, sources close to the Dean campaign said Monday.

Debate recapupdated: Mon Jan 05 2004 09:10:00

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Dean lumps rivals with Bushupdated: Sun Jan 04 2004 12:40:00

Democratic presidential front-runner Howard Dean accused his rivals in debate of being "co-opted" by the Bush administration amid criticism from several of those fellow candidates.

Dean's holiday gaffesupdated: Thu Jan 01 2004 11:54:00

Steve Murphy, Rep. Richard Gephardt's campaign manager, this week professed to being baffled. How is it possible, he wondered, that Howard Dean's bizarre comments about Osama bin Laden attracted so little news media attention?

Dean nets $15 million in fourth quarterupdated: Thu Jan 01 2004 07:25:00

Democratic presidential hopeful and front-runner Howard Dean raised more than $15 million in the fourth quarter of 2003, his campaign has announced, breaking his previous quarter's total of $14.8 million.

Business 2.0: Labor's New Look A maverick union leader has endorsed an unorthodox presidential candidate. The move could change updated: Thu Jan 01 2004 00:01:00

Back in 1996, around the time Bill Clinton was cruising toward reelection against Bob Dole, I had a conversation with Labor Secretary Robert Reich about the pathetic state of America's unions. Reic...

Fortune: Dean And Dean Witter: Related?updated: Mon Oct 27 2003 00:01:00

Ever since Howard Dean began running for President, his lineage has created some mystery. In August bloggers at sites like and misinterpreted a Jimmy Breslin column ...

Fortune: And The Race Is On! But can Clark and Dean compete on the business front?updated: Mon Oct 13 2003 00:01:00

In early September the Republican leadership in Congress met with President Bush in the West Wing's stately Cabinet Room. They delivered bad news: Voters who once supported him overwhelmingly were ...

Fortune: Future Star Mulling a run for President, WESLEY CLARK has emerged as a player in national politics. But is he updated: Mon Sep 15 2003 00:01:00

It was back around the time George W. Bush kept an aircraft carrier loitering in the Pacific so that he could make a top-gun landing and effectively declare the Iraq war over. Nothing--or so it see...

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