From: Subject: Date: April 21, 2005 3:53:51 PM CDT Hankblog

Friday, May 07, 2004


Via Atrios, Joe Lieberman's comments to start Rummy's hearing today:

LIEBERMAN: Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

Mr. Secretary, the behavior by Americans at the prison in Iraq is, as we all acknowledge, immoral, intolerable and un-American. It deserves the apology that you have given today and that have been given by others in high positions in our government and our military.

I cannot help but say, however, that those who were responsible for killing 3,000 Americans on September 11th, 2001, never apologized. Those who have killed hundreds of Americans in uniform in Iraq working to liberate Iraq and protect our security have never apologized.

LIEBERMAN: And those who murdered and burned and humiliated four Americans in Fallujah a while ago never received an apology from anybody.

You have got to be kidding me? Somehow, Joe, you think this is OK because of 9-11? That because some really rotten people did something far worse, on a larger scale, that this behavior was somehow permissable? Oy freaking vay!

You know what? If it weren't for the fact that it put W. in charge, I'd almost be a little bit glad that Gore didn't get the benefit of the doubt from the Florida mess. Cause I think Joe's almost as bad as the crooks and con men in charge now.

Josh Marshall said today "Secondly, I've always had a love/hate feeling (I'd say love/hate relationship but obviously he has no idea who I am) about Joe Lieberman. After his statement today, no love."

I give a hearty second to that emotion. With friends like Joe and Zell Miller, why do the Dems need enemies?