Relevant to several previous posts... Lieberman today spoke today regarding Lamont's support for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. Said Lieberman,
"If we just pick up like Ned Lamont wants us to do, get out by a date certain, it will be taken as a tremendous victory by the same people who wanted to blow up these planes in this plot hatched in England."Wow... Lieberman is now getting his talking points straight out of Fox News!
First, all the terrorists were British citizens, and there is (as yet) no public evidence tying them to Al Qaeda or anyone else. We don't even know if they were Islamists. Second, this incident actually supports what Democrats have been saying: to fight terrorism right, we must invest in domestic security and international cooperation like this, rather than waste hundreds of billions of dollars to send hundreds of thousands of young men to make a new war in Iraq. Third, contrary to Republican pipe-dreams, Al Qaeda hopes we stay mired in Iraq; they would prefer we keep our troops there as sitting ducks rather than deploy our forces to greater effect.
Now that he no longer needs to pretend to be a Democrat, it looks like Lieberman's true colors are showing through. If I was on the fence about Lieberman before, I am certainly not now. He's got to go.