Dec 29 2006

Lieberman Controls DC With Bush

Published by at 2:59 pm under All General Discussions,Iraq

Make no mistake about it. The Democrats are not in control of the Congress, Sen Joe Lieberman is. He is passionate about the war on terror, as he demonstrated in continuing on and winning his bid to retain his Senate seat. And if he thinks the Democrats would attempt to cripple the war effort and/or expose Israel to dire risk he would switch alliances in a heart beat and give control of the Senate back to the Reps. Make no mistake. And, as Mac Ranger points out, he has made his position clear in an Op Ed in the Washington Post:

I’ve just spent 10 days traveling in the Middle East and speaking to leaders there, all of which has made one thing clearer to me than ever: While we are naturally focused on Iraq, a larger war is emerging. On one side are extremists and terrorists led and sponsored by Iran, on the other moderates and democrats supported by the United States. Iraq is the most deadly battlefield on which that conflict is being fought. How we end the struggle there will affect not only the region but the worldwide war against the extremists who attacked us on Sept. 11, 2001.

Because of the bravery of many Iraqi and coalition military personnel and the recent coming together of moderate political forces in Baghdad, the war is winnable. We and our Iraqi allies must do what is necessary to win it.

This bloodshed, moreover, is not the inevitable product of ancient hatreds. It is the predictable consequence of a failure to ensure basic security and, equally important, of a conscious strategy by al-Qaeda and Iran, which have systematically aimed to undermine Iraq’s fragile political center. By ruthlessly attacking the Shiites in particular over the past three years, al-Qaeda has sought to provoke precisely the dynamic of reciprocal violence that threatens to consume the country.

On this point, let there be no doubt: If Iraq descends into full-scale civil war, it will be a tremendous battlefield victory for al-Qaeda and Iran. Iraq is the central front in the global and regional war against Islamic extremism.

One colonel followed me out of the meeting with our military leaders in Ramadi and said with great emotion, “Sir, I regret that I did not have the chance to speak in the meeting, but I want you to know on behalf of the soldiers in my unit and myself that we believe in why we are fighting here and we want to finish this fight. We know we can win it.”

As the hostile regimes in Iran and Syria appreciate — at times, it seems, more keenly than we do — failure in Iraq would be a strategic and moral catastrophe for the United States and its allies. Radical Islamist terrorist groups, both Sunni and Shiite, would reap victories simultaneously symbolic and tangible, as Iraq became a safe haven in which to train and strengthen their foot soldiers and Iran’s terrorist agents. Hezbollah and Hamas would be greatly strengthened against their moderate opponents. One moderate Palestinian leader told me that a premature U.S. exit from Iraq would be a victory for Iran and the groups it is supporting in the region. Meanwhile, the tens of thousands of Iraqis who have bravely stood with us in the hope of a democratic future would face the killing fields.

Lieberman just laid down the gauntlet and the Senate Dems better not even pretend to challenge him. There is no option in Iraq except success. Those who authorized this war cannot back out now. They voted and all the claims of ignorance in the world are not going to save them from the fact we are in this and must win. Crying about how hard it is not an answer to anythying – though it does give comfort to our enemies. That much is for sure. I find it embarrassing any adult would complain about how it has taken over 3 years to complete our task in Iraq when it takes more than three years to design a satellite for space, or to get a child through high school, or a million other efforts that pale in comparison to rebuilding a ravaged nation while our enemies do all they can to stop us. The whiners are just demonstrating their limitations – not ours. It is time for the left to stop wailing about how unfair and hard life is and either chip in or simply be quiet. a silent lack of help is much better than a whining lack of help any day of the week.

26 responses so far

26 Responses to “Lieberman Controls DC With Bush”

  1. For Enforcement says:


  2. For Enforcement says:

    Carol_Herman don”t know what happenedd to text of above but said I’m glad someone else recalled that about Ford and Warren commission. I had said something about it on the thread about Pres Ford.
    Do you also recall that Sen Spector was the counsel for the Warren Commissioon and I believe was the actual creator of the single bullet theory. Only a basically dishonest person could have done that..
    Anyhow, I had no problems with Pres Ford except he was truly Mr. Moderate.

  3. Dio says:

    So Lieberman demonstrates his devotion to Israel over his
    concern for what is good for the US.

    This should leave a lot of REAL Americans scratching their

    Why is it that the Cons equate the welfare of Israel with
    the welfare of the US ???

    When did this happen ????

  4. For Enforcement says:

    “When did this happen ????”

    When are you coming back from fantasyland?

  5. Dio says:

    ” When are you coming back from fantasyland? ”

    Am I fantasizing that the American Con supports Israel in every
    way ? Perhaps you can show when and where a neoCon ever
    ever advocated and acted out on a policy that opposed a policy
    of Israel ?

    Put it right here ———–>

    I’ll wait.

    I’ll wait for one example where America ever stood
    up to the Israeli on a serious issue.

    Happy New Year neoCon……… if it’s OK with Israel that is.

  6. For Enforcement says:

    Dio, first of all, you’re confused. You use Conservative and neo-conservative interchangebly. They’re not.
    I suggest you do a little checking and discover the difference, you will be enlightened. In fact, if you’ll ask Ken, I’ve already educated him on that subject, I’m sure he’ll be glad to help you out there.

    One thing ‘most’ Americans do is support democracies if and when they exist. Israel is one. They are friendly to the US, they don’t have terrorists throughout the world trying to kill anyone and everyone and blow themselves up at the same time.
    They believe in freedom for those who would give them freedom.
    If an Israeli moved into your neighborhood, you wouldn’t be worried about his intentions. If a Palestinian moved into your neighborhood, you wouldn’t feel safe until he left.
    Does that matter to you?

    You asked: “I’ll wait for one example where America ever stood
    up to the Israeli on a serious issue.”

    and my reply: What serious issue is there that American should have “stood up” to Israel?

    Put it right here ———–>

    Why should either of those two countries “stand up” to the other?
    Their interests are mutual, both self preservation, and they should “stand together” as they do.

    Now go back to fantasyland.