ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN)–Howard Dean says it is incumbent on Democrats to bring the war in Iraq to a close, or risk becoming the minority party in Congress again.
"The American people hired Democrats last November to ensure we end this war, so let me be clear." Dean made the remarks Saturday in the Democratic response the President's weekly radio address. "We know if we don't keep our promise, we may find ourself in the minority again. But we have to face the reality. The Republicans in Congress are standing with President Bush as he stubbornly wields his veto pen in the face of overwhelming opposition to this war from the American people."
Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, is a former governor of Vermont, and was a candidate for president in 2004.
- CNN Political Desk Editor Jamie Crawford