Joe Lieberman’s Dead End

The Weekly Standard this week high lighted a speech given recently by Joe “Independent” Lieberman where for one more time Joe showed that he is no Democrat and should be stripped of his seniority.  Of course that was not Bill Kristols’ editorial message.  Kristol longs for the Republican 2008 Presidential ticket to have Joe as the VP regardless of who is the head. 

Lieberman is hopelessly locked in his support of Israel and totally blind to the preferences and domestic priorities of the people he represents, never mind the majority of Americans.  Joe’s Israel support tilts his US priorities to an even larger military and a telescopic focus on terrorists.  For sure many politicians are against terrorists and find it a fertile ground politically, but they do it for contrived reasons.  I think Joe really believes his own words and that makes him more of a worry than the Rudy’s, John’s, Mitt’s and Fred’s.  The fundamental issue before us is that the world is much more complicated than Joe would lead you to believe.  The use of military force is the mark of a colonialist or imperial government and not that of a free and open democracy.  Political and economic measures that result from a consensus of other nations would be far more powerful. 

In his speech, Joe said “There is likewise something profoundly wrong when we see candidates who are willing to pander to this politically paranoid, hyper-partisan sentiment in the Democratic base–even if it sends a message of weakness and division to the Iranian regime.”  Joe sees those who oppose the War in Iraq and the disfunctional unilateral rhetoric against Iran as “paranoid and hyper partisan”.  Over 3700 dead Americans and close to 700 billion wasted tax dollars and he thinks I am paranoid?

In a strange way I think Kristol has a great idea of matching Joe with Rudy or Mitt (I don’t think John or Fred have a chance) is actually a good one.  Joe can strut around and pontificate during the campaign and end up being the only person to lose the VP race for two different parties. 

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