Former Democratic Vermont governor and presidential candidate Howard Dean surprised the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” when he agreed that President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry should leave nuclear negotiations with Iran. (VIDEO: CNN To Earnest: Why Does White House Trust Iranian Leader Who Chants ‘Death To America’?)
“I’ll say something, you tell me why I’m wrong,” Republican host Joe Scarborough told Dean. “I think John Kerry and Barack Obama are far, far too eager for a deal with Iran, and could actually get a better deal if they walked away from the table and possibly came back later. Why am I wrong, Howard?”
“I actually think you’re right about this,” Dean admitted.
“I’ll tell you why,” he continued. “I think the United States is negotiating from a much stronger position than we were four years ago. And the reason for that is, these guys are desperate to get rid of the sanctions.” (VIDEO: CNN Grills State Dept: Why Won’t Iran Deal Be Like Failed North Korea Deal?)
“I am worried about this. I do think it’s right to be at the negotiating table… Obama is right to try to get a deal,” Dean clarified. “I’m worried about how these negotiations have gone. And I think that Joe is right, probably, to step away from the table…”
[h/t National Review]