Democratic candidate Chris Dodd, speaking at University of South Carolina, show how lost the democrats really are when it comes to National Security, the War on Terror or the War in Iraq.
On one sentence Dodd says Ahmadinejad is a thug and we should not be dealing with him. Then he follows it up with he is glad we will be joining talks with Syria, Iraq & IRAN about the War in Iraq.
Then as a true blue dem he is, of course, against the "surge" of troops defining it as a mistake but state we need to our own borders and combat terrorism.
Persian Journal reported -
Seems like this guy has no clue as to what he wants to do or how he would do it.
Democratic presidential candidate Chris Dodd called Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a "thug" during a campaign appearance in South Carolina on Friday and said the U.S. should avoid dealing with him when discussing the future of Iraq.
"We need to explore centers of control and power beyond the office of the president," said Dodd, a Connecticut senator. "I wouldn't be dealing with Ahmadinejad. This is a thug. This is a guy who refuses to recognize the existence of a Holocaust. I mean this is a person who is not worthy, in my view, of sitting across the table with serious negotiators."
Dodd, a frequent critic of the Bush administration's handling of the war in Iraq, said he welcomed news this week that the U.S. would begin joint talks with Iraq's neighbors, including Iran and Syria. But he said the war has had a high cost and that, instead of increasing troop levels as Bush has proposed, it's time for troops to redeploy and withdraw.
"I think we've done about all we can do," Dodd said, adding that the U.S. should protect its own borders and focus on counterterrorism efforts. "I think it's a huge mistake for us to maintain the level of involvement that the surge requires."
Dodd also talks about the need to fix health care, but said he has no plan.
In Kucinich like fashion, Dodd also dismissed the polls showing Clinton, Obama & Edwards as the front runners.