Howard Dean -- no less than a seditionist, but no more, either
I appreciate the immense frustration Michael Reagan exhibited in his calling Dean a traitor but I do not think Dean's comments are sufficient for using the term. A seditionary, yes, particularly when making a compilation of his comments, but not a traitor.
And for that he should be called it loudly and often. The problem is that there are so many people acting in their own verying degrees of sedition in both the press and politics, where the sedition really counts in damaging our war efforts and getting our troops killed, but hiding like wolves under the sheep's clothing of the responsible critics of the Administration, that it is impossible, practically, to stifle the constant drone of it.
That doesn't mean they are any less seditionaries. It just means they're shamefully un-American. The effort to make the politicans pay dearly is to round up veterans and other patriots to challenge them in both primaries and general elections, using their own words.
For these folks there is no worse shame than going down to defeat, but that's good enough.