Dean Compares Sen. Cotton’s Iran Letter to Jane Fonda Visiting Vietnam

‘They didn’t overplay it and they’re showing a maturity we’re not used to seeing out of Iran’

Howard Dean Compares Tom Cotton's Iran Letter to Jane Fonda Visiting Vietnam (NewsBusters)

Appearing on the Thursday edition of MSNBC’s The Last Word, former Vermont Democratic Governor and MSNBC contributor Howard Dean put forth the analogy that the author of the letter sent to Iran in Republican Senator Tom Cotton (Ark.) is like to far-left actress and activist Jane Fonda visiting North Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

In addition, The Atlantic’s Steve Clemons praised Iran for being “serious” and “really want[ing] to achieve something” while negotiating a deal concerning its nuclear program, and specifically foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for being someone whose known by “many of us here in Washington” as “a pro” in dealing with hardliners back in Iran. 

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