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Dean's Diagnosis

In the wake of the Massachusetts election, Democrats are scrambling to explain how and why Scott Brown won.

Now President Obama may be blaming George W. Bush, but former DNC Chair Howard Dean has another explanation, saying voters were angry at Obama, but not for the reasons you may think:

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HOWARD DEAN, FORMER DNC CHAIRMAN: Yesterday, the problem was, the people wanted more. They wanted to send Washington a message. They want real change.

CHRIS MATTHEWS, MSNBC ANCHOR: How about voting for a Kennedy who supports the position more progressive than the president?

DEAN: They want real change. Chris, they want real change.

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Very convincing.

I sure hope the president listens to Dr. Dean. That would serve Republicans very well in 2010.

Misunderestimated

Our Great Moment in Liberal Foreign Policy is brought to you by the anointed one himself, who appears to be finally acknowledging that even he cannot bring peace to the Middle East overnight.

In an interview with Time magazine, the president says, "I think that we over estimated our ability to persuade them to do so when their politics ran contrary to that." He also said, "If we had anticipated some of these political problems on both sides earlier, we might not have raised expectations as high."

Now wait a minute, the president didn't expect to encounter political problems when tackling the situation in the Middle East?

Looks like amateur hour at the White House continues.

Elephant in the Room

And speaking of President Obama, you may remember that after the tragic shooting at Fort Hood he ordered the Pentagon to fully investigate the events leading up to that attack.

The military has now issued its final report, but you may be surprised to hear that it doesn't even mention the shooter Major Nidal Hasan by name, nor does it make any reference to Islamic extremism.

Wednesday during an Armed Services Committee hearing, several congressmen demanded answers from the officials who issued the report, particularly on how political correctness contributed to the attack:

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REP. J. RANDY FORBES, R-VA.: Why didn't we at least ask the question in this report, whether that political correctness kept any of the military personnel from applying their policies the way they would have done?

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That's a great question, Congressman. I think the American people will be shocked to learn that this report ignores Major Hasan's ties to Islamic extremism.

Guess They Forgot…

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security held hearings Wednesday on the attempted Christmas Day bombing, and some unbelievable information came out.

You may remember that the suspect is a Nigerian citizen with no clear right to a civilian trial here in the U.S. Nonetheless, the Department of Justice made an on-the-spot decision to grant Abdulmutallab the privilege, and threw away any right our intelligence community had to aggressively interrogate him.

But apparently the administration didn't consult too many people before making that decision. Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair, Secretary of Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano and Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Michael Leiter testified at the hearing and made a shocking admission:

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SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, R-ARIZ.: I understand, Admiral Blair, that in response to Senator Collins you were not consulted as to what venue the Christmas bomber would be tried in? Is that correct?

ADM. DENNIS BLAIR, NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE DIRECTOR: That's correct. Yes, sir.

MCCAIN: How about you, Mr. Leiter?

MICHAEL LEITER, NATIONAL COUNTERTERRORISM CENTER DIRECTOR: No, I wasn't.

MCCAIN: Secretary Napolitano?

JANET NAPOLITANO, HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY: No.

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How careless and how unbelievable.

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