Now I Know Why The Liberals Hate Joe Lieberman


LiebermanThe far left did everything to destroy Joe Lieberman, Vice Presidential candidate and Senator. Joe is a liberal on many subjects, but on the war he is one of the soundest voices we have. Last night Lieberman gave a speech on the Senate floor about the non binding resolution condemning the Iraq war by the newly elected Democratic majority. Here is an except, but the reasoning is so very correct.

But again, I ask you: what will this resolution say to our soldiers? What will it say to our allies? And what will it say to our enemies?

We heard from General Petraeus during his confirmation hearing that war is a battle of wills. Our enemies believe that they are winning in Iraq today. They believe that they can outlast us; that, sooner or later, we will tire of this grinding conflict and go home. That is the lesson that Osama bin Laden took from our retreats from Lebanon and Somalia in the 1980s and 1990s. It is a belief at the core of the insurgency in Iraq, and at the core of radical Islam worldwide. And this resolution—by codifying our disunity, by disavowing the mission our troops are about to undertake—confirms our enemies’ belief in American weakness.

This resolution also sends a terrible message to our allies. I agree that we must hold the Iraqi government to account. That is exactly what the resolution Senator McCain and I have offered would do. But I ask you: Imagine for a moment that you are a Sunni or Shia politician in Baghdad who wants the violence to end—and ask yourself how the Warner-Levin resolution will affect your thinking, your calculations of risk, your willingness to stand against the forces of extremism. Every day, you are threatened by enemies who want nothing but to inflict the most brutal imaginable horrors on you and your loved ones. Will this resolution empower you, or will it undermine you? Will it make you feel safer, or will it make you feel you should hedge your bets, or go over to the extremists, or leave the country?

And finally, what is the message this resolution sends to our soldiers? I know that everyone here supports our troops—but actions have consequences, often unintended. When we send a message of irresolution, it does not support our troops. When we renounce their mission, it does not support our troops.

We heard recently in the Senate Armed Services Committee from General Jack Keane, who said of this resolution. “It’s just not helpful… What the enemy sees is an erosion of the political and moral will of the American people… Our soldiers are Americans first. They clearly understand there’s a political process in this country that they clearly support… But at the end of the day, they are going to go out and do a tough mission, and I certainly would like to see them supported in that mission as opposed to declaring non-support….”

Read the rest at National Review Online.

Posted February 6, 2007 by
Politics, War on Terror | 7 comments

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  • Comments

    7 Responses to “Now I Know Why The Liberals Hate Joe Lieberman”

    1. dennisintn on February 6th, 2007 1:39 pm

      a clear thinking man. i like and trust him as much as any public figure i know.

    2. Miss-Underestimated on February 6th, 2007 1:43 pm

      This happens when common sense overtakes party mentality.
      Both parties need to take notes. They better watch. He could convert dems and repubs alike. Wil the 2 party system be behind us someday?
      Go Joe.

    3. Scared Monkeys on February 6th, 2007 1:44 pm

      His only real flaw was during the Presidential elections where he put his principals on the shelf to stay with the Gore ticket. Otherwise, I agree with you Dennisintn.


    4. tuyvnsurvivor on February 6th, 2007 2:35 pm

      I think Lieberman the best candidate the Deomcrats have had in decades. And a good one he is, to my thinking. And that is great for our country, we need the demos to have a top candadate, wish they could make the choice difficult for us once more.

      A topic SM did a few back was over the favorite Superbowl commercials. I noticed during the game how many of the commercials had violence in them. I did not notice others seeing it. Some of this has to do with we are at war. Others I think has to do with wild girl mentions in the news pushes advertisers away from using traditional sex sells ways. Further we are more desensitized to violence by things in our society. Personally I feel the sex sells a far less damaging thing to ourselves than violence. lol. Being an old ugly guy I can only dream of the warmish babe appearing from out of nowhere. Laugh a little. Anyway, Lieberman has been most interested in video violence, a powerfull study…I approve.

      Lieberman is seen from here as a great human, the world is better because he was here. If he were not jewish, perhaps he would have gone on up, but jewish is he…got him to here. For president, generally, my own view — I have a difficulty with any race, religion or sex that sees themselves in that identity?~~. Lieberman, I think passes that test too.

      Would rather have Newt, or Guiliani I suppose, but if our worst fear was to have Lieberman. Now that would be swell.

      But Hellery. Yikes.

    5. kay zee ess on February 6th, 2007 2:45 pm

      He got my vote in the primaries when he ran.

    6. Scared Monkeys on February 6th, 2007 7:31 pm

      Yup, its too bad that he sold his principles when he was VP for Gore. Lieberman has always been a good man. He let the lights get in the way of his ideals. Glad to see he is back and putting country ahead of politics … much like the State of CT did in electing him as an Independent.

      Actually it was the Republican vote that elected Joe in CT because the Dem’s did not vote for him.  

      Have some funny stories about Joe from the 2004 NH Primaries.


    7. mbs on February 6th, 2007 10:44 pm

      I’ve always liked Lieberman,he is one of the few Democrats I would have no problem voting for. Except for the Gore lapse in judgment, he really seems to put his own ideals and principles ahead of the party line. Unfortunately, the Dems will never nominate a moderate, it seems only the extreme liberals can get the nomination. Something to do with funding.

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