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Howard Dean: Ground Zero Mosque 'A Real Affront to People Who Lost Their Lives'

5:17 PM, Aug 18, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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In a radio interview posted on YouTube, former Vermont governor and 2004 presidential primary contender Howard Dean says that the Ground Zero mosque is "a real affront to people who lost their lives, including Muslims" on 9/11. Dean says, "I think another site would be a better idea."

"Islam is really back in the 12th century in some of these countries like Iran and Afghanistan where they're stoning people to death," Dean says, adding that the problem of radicals can be fixed by promoting moderate Islam in the U.S. Dean cites the group pushing for the Ground Zero mosque as one such moderate Islamic group.

Listen here:

Kristol's interpretation: "Dean is going to primary Obama."

(Hat tip: Ben Smith)

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