Howard Dean, the man made infamous for an amazing, presidential campaign-ending scream, is now talking foreign policy — if anyone is willing to listen. If it wasn’t already obvious, his opinion is raising serious questions about his judgment and credibility.
In an interview with Breitbart News, the former Governor of Vermont disputed the idea that Iran is an Islamic country. In fact, he said that the country was the “farthest thing” from one in the world.
On its own, that assertion is ridiculous, but it only gets worse. Rather than offer up some coherent reason why the country isn’t technically an Islamic nation, he instead suggests that the country is too bad to be considered Islamic.
In the eyes of Howard Dean, Islam is the ultimate good, and therefore nothing bad — such as terrorism — could possibly have a link to the religion.
It’s the opinion of the Democratic party, so it shouldn’t be surprising that it’s coming from their former chair.
In an interview with Breitbart, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean defended Democrat’s refusal to link Islam with terror. This has become standard for the Democrat party. What he said afterward, however, is raising quite a few eyebrows.
Breitbart News: I understand exactly where you’re coming from. But on the reverse side of that, you have the Islamic Republic of Iran which does use religion as a means to execute its citizens.
Howard Dean: I agree. And that’s exactly why I don’t want to do it. I think Iran is the farthest thing from an Islamic Republic, with some of the highest rates of execution in the world, torturing political prisoners, one of the worst human rights records in the world, a destructive force in the world. There’s nothing good about the Islamic Republic of Iran. And it’s not an Islamic republic; it’s a republic that’s been hijacked by thugs and murderers. And I think the legitimacy and the real government of Iran would be a secular government, which treated women equally with men.
Breitbart News: And just a follow up on that, do you think there is a nation that is governed by Islamic principles, or that considers itself to be majority Muslim, and that is truly an embodiment of what a Muslim nation should be like?
Howard Dean:I think Indonesia is close. There are terrorists in Indonesia but they’re not being embraced or being played footsie with by the government. I think there are other countries…
This refusal to accept that terrorism could possibly be linked to Islam is the Democrat’s biggest mistake. They would rather coddle the religion and countries in the Middle East that allow terror to thrive than face the issue with an iron fist.