Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The sad and pathetic Joe Lieberman

From ThinkProgress:

On the Senate floor today, Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) made an impassioned appeal to his fellow senators, declaring that the Lieberman-Kyl amendment on Iran should be “withdrawn” because the “proposal is Dick Cheney’s fondest pipe dream.” Webb cautioned that the “cleverly-worded sense of the Congress” could be “interpreted” to “declare war” on Iran. He continued:

Those who regret their vote five years ago to authorize military action in Iraq should think hard before supporting this approach. Because, in my view, it has the same potential to do harm where many are seeking to do good.

“At best, it’s a deliberate attempt to divert attention from a failed diplomatic policy,” said Webb. “At worst, it could be read as a backdoor method of gaining Congressional validation for military action, without one hearing and without serious debate.” Watch it:

Webb said that amendment’s attempt to categorize the Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp as “a foreign terrorist organization” would, for all practical purposes, “mandate” the military option against Iran. “It could be read as tantamount to a declaration of war. What do we do with terrorist organizations? If they are involved against us, we attack them.”

He also slammed the lack of debate and examination that was accompanying the amendment, saying “this is not the way to make foreign policy”:

We haven’t had one hearing on this. I’m on the Foreign Relations Committee, I’m on the Armed Services Committee. We are about to vote on something that may fundamentally change the way the United States views the Iranian military and we haven’t had one hearing. This is not the way to make foreign policy. It’s not the way to declare war.

I just don't know what is wrong with people like Joe Lieberman. I mean does he really want war with Iran? Does anyone think that's a good idea? And why exactly? What could possibly be the rationale? From what I see it could only be that some people in Washington feel we're not losing troops fast enough. Or perhaps it's that we're not spending our ENTIRE budget on the military. A paltry 10% is actually making it to the people. I mean Senators are talking about giving children health care!?! We can't look responsible to the rest of the world, how else can we earn the title of "the great evil in the west"?
Seriously? Seriously. Is it just because Iran is an enemy of Israel? Lot's of countries don't like Israel. Are we to go to war against them too? Why don't we just send out a petition and ask the rest of the world if they like Joe Lieberman. And anyone that checks no, we'll bomb the shit out of. Would that make you happy Mr. Lieberman? Or perhaps maybe you should just find a new hobby. Perhaps stamp collecting or ruining the lives of college students. Anything is better than this fucking constant war mongering. You know what would be nice to see? Joe Lieberman in Iraq, by himself, without a bullet-proof vest, just him and an Israeli flag to keep him comforted at night. I'm sure he'd last all of twelve minutes. And that my friends would be twelve minutes too long.

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