One witness, former intelligence analyst Ray McGovern, told
Conyers and other House Democrats that the war was part of an
effort to allow the United States and Israel to "dominate that
part of the world," a statement Dean also condemned.
"As for any inferences that the United States went to war so
Israel could 'dominate' the Middle East ... let me say
unequivocally that such statements are nothing but vile,
anti-Semitic rhetoric," Dean said.