27 December 2009

In terror related news

Lieberman is still an idiot. He's all but saying we need to go ahead and attack Yemen in order to prevent more failed terrorist attacks.

"Somebody in our government said to me in Sana'a, the capital of Yemen, Iraq was yesterday's war. Afghanistan is today's war. If we don't act preemptively, Yemen will be tomorrow's war," Lieberman said, during an appearance on "Fox News Sunday". "That's the danger we face."
I used to try to be pretty restrained when talking about Lieberman, at least in part because I did kind of buy in to the idea that he would be a reliable vote on progressive domestic issues, and so the Dems should just put up with him. This of course involved ignoring the reasons I didn't like him being Gore's running mate back in 2000 (including his leading pro-censorship groups). But at this point I realize that he is an utter wanker on any given Democratic priority, and probably as dumb as Jonathan Chait thinks. And that includes his idea that any given war is a good idea, just on the merits of "doing something about terrorism."

(Though, sadly, Pete Hoekstra makes Lieberman look like Ted Kennedy.)

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