Saturday, January 22, 2011

Sen. Lieberman Insists On Discredited Arguments For Iraq War

Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) was a key player in the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," and for that he deserves full praise. That being said, Lieberman's retirement announcement was welcome news. He alienated Democrats with his support for the war in Iraq, backing of the McCain candidacy and opposition to a health care public option and to an alternative Medicare expansion–something he supported just three months before turning against it.

In an interview, Lieberman said that he would again support the war in Iraq and presented reasons discredited years ago. Lieberman makes the contradictory points that "that the evidence is very clear that [Saddam Hussein] was developing weapons of mass destruction. Obviously we don't have evidence that he had a big program. But the most official and comprehensive report shows that's true." Even George Bush, in his book "Decision Points," admits that he was wrong about WMD. Lieberman also states that Saddam was "...beginning really tactically to support the terrorist movements that had attacked us on 9/11..."–a point refuted by the Senate Intelligence Committee on the Iraq war. Ariana Huffington states, "Based on these completely unfounded assumptions, I sincerely hope for the sake of the country that you do not become secretary of defense." Lieberman then condescendingly calls her "sweetheart." Watch as Cenk Uygur of the Young Turks considers and refutes Lieberman's misrepresentations:

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