It might be noted that, when I dumped Wes Clark in 2004, it was only partly because it was evident Clark wasn’t going to get the nomination. It was also that he had displayed, by then, his credulousness about Iraq.
(However, as is usual in discussions of Howard Dean, Greenwald gives too much credit to the warmongering Establishment for Dean’s poor performance. This is, after all, a man who in one little statement managed to ridicule stock car racing fans, ridicule White Southerners, and endorse the Confederacy. There was a certain lack, in Dean, of the sort of knowledge that keeps one from doing that sort of thing; call that absence the Private Benjamin syndrome, if you will.)