The Man Speaks the Truth

Whaddaya know, Howard Dean has been guest-blogging over on Larry Lessig’s blog — I apparently missed it while I was on vacation. The man makes some good points, too:

As a doctor, I’m trained to base my decisions on facts. This President never adequately laid out the facts for going to war with Iraq — perhaps, as it turns out, because the facts were not there. I opposed the war not because I’m a pacifist — I’m not — but because the evidence presented did not justify preemptive war. I opposed needle exchanges for drug addicts until I saw the empirical evidence that showed how such exchanges reduce the spread of disease. I changed my position, and I’m proud of that. Facts are a better basis for decisions than ideology.

“Facts are a better basis for decisions than ideology”. There’s refreshing words to hear from a politician!