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Wednesday, December 17, 2003

You're despicable!

Joe Lieberman makes we want to puke. All this crap about how if Howard Dean were President, Saddam Hussein would still be in power. As if that really makes a difference in our safety, as he implies. If Saddam were still in power, he still wouldn't have any weapons of mass destruction, he would still be boxed in to an Iraq that posed us no threat, al Qaeda wouldn't have reaped the recruiting bonanza that the Iraq war presented them, and America would be safer as a result. More to the point, if Howard Dean were President, 544 American soldiers would still be alive, 544 American families would not be in mourning, and thousands more would have their bodies intact instead of being wounded.

If through some miracle Joe Lieberman gets the Democratic nomination, I'm staying home on election day. And Dick Gephardt is right behind him. I read his denial of involvement with what E. J. Dionne rightly described as the despicable ad now running in Iowa and New Hampshire that tries to tie Dean to Osama bin Laden. It was the most unconvincing argument I've seen since the majority opinion in Bush v. Gore. I used to respect Gephardt, but I wonder why now. If Lieberman and Gephardt want to hand the election to Bush by depressing turnout among their own base, they're right on target. Bastards.

Posted at 10:51 PM

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I agree with you, and have been extremely disappointed in Lieberman. More than anything I'm amazed at how petty he seems.

But the worst damage being done to the Dems this election is coming from the Dems . Saddly.

Posted by Shelley at 11:28 PM, December 17, 2003 [Link]

Sadly, indeed. I had hoped the Democrats had learned the disadvantages of the circular firing squad, but it appears not to be the case.

Posted by ralph at 12:33 AM, December 18, 2003 [Link]

It was amazing to listen to Lieberman on NPR last week saying how he wished the soldiers had dropped a grenade on Saddam instead of pulling him out of that hole.

Posted by Mike at 10:36 AM, December 19, 2003 [Link]

That's just the kind of President I want, someone who says something like that. Oh wait, we already have one....

Posted by ralph at 3:36 PM, December 19, 2003 [Link]

Nah, if Lieberman is nominated, go to the polls and vote Green. It'll tell the Democrats they didn't get the message last time.

paulo, whosecapitalism.typepad.com/

Posted by paulo at 2:43 AM, December 23, 2003 [Link]

Respectfully, what Senator Lieberman said was "would still be in power, not in prison, and the world would be a much more dangerous place." If Saddam was still in power, the threat posed to the US is questioanble, but the world would be for those living in Iraq.

I do think that the invasion of Iraq on the grounds of WMD is looking more groundless every day, but that doesn't decrease the merits of removing Saddam and his Ba'ath party from power. It's fair to disagree whether those merits were enough to go to war -- and certainly whether the US should have gone about it in the way we did -- but I think Lieberman's statement is not unfair.

As it is, I much prefer Lieberman's consistency and willingness to stick with his position over Kerry's inconsistency that wavers with whatever position seems popular at the moment, ignorning his previous actions.

Posted by logicalrealist at 3:40 PM, December 23, 2003 [Link]

Joe Lieberman is so smug it makes me want to puke. Bush could learn much from him, about being smug. Next time you see him in front of an audience just ask yourself this question "what is it that he needs to do that he's in such a hurry to wrap up this speech and get the hell out of the room?" When I see him speak I get the sense that he's looking at his watch every few seconds and has much more important things cooking elsewhere. What are they? He's a puppet and a pawn. Sickening.

Posted by Paul at 10:58 AM, December 24, 2003 [Link]

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