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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Joe Leiberman Hikes Up His Pants and Jumps in the Deep End

Courtesy of AMERICAblog: Because a great nation deserves the truth

Lieberman, whom the Bush administration has praised repeatedly for his war stance, defended the president. "It's time for Democrats who distrust President Bush to acknowledge he'll be commander-in-chief for three more years," the senator said. "We undermine the president's credibility at our nation's peril."

...The war debate, Lieberman said, is being too poisoned by partisanship....

"We can't tolerate the kind of division that current exists in our country," the senator said. "Why are we fighting among those who have the same goals?"

Excuse me? The public's poor opinion of the war in Iraq is a product of Democratic whinging? The acrimony of Washington is driven by Democratic political posturing? What side is this guy on and who is he appealing to? Or has he just lost the plot? I have to say I have never quite understood his pom pom enthusiasm for the war in Iraq. I could understand if he felt that once there we need to prosecute it right. But his position all along has been a bit shaky and even today he quite can't admit he has been sold a bill of faulty goods by the Administration. Democrats haven't undermined the Administration's credibility. The Administration has. Ask Tucker Carlson or David Brooks, even they will agree to this.


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