Politico: Dean for the MEK
Former Governor, Iraq war foe, and DNC Chairman Howard Dean has emerged, a bit improbably, as a leading international spokesman for the MEK, an Iranian opposition group based in Iraq and viewed by some as a cult, which is currently on the State Department’s list of outlawed terror groups.
He has a cameo in this Guardian story today about the Iraqi raid on the MEK’s base:
“Ashraf is part of a government-in-exile which is headed by Madame Maryam Rajavi. We should recognise the government-in-exile headed by Madame Rajavi,” said Howard Dean, the former Democratic presidential candidate. “It is an outrage that the MEK remains on the terrorist list in the US. There is no legitimacy in this.”
He also, I notice, gave a rousing speech on the topic last month, telling a cheering crowd, “We put Maliki in and he ought to respect the human rights in the American constitution”: