Monday, August 20, 2007

Even more Lieberman silliness

Senator Joe Lieberman (Ir–CT) is at it again…

Once again he’s letting his conservative/republican tendencies show and is pushing for some sort of military action against Iraq Iran Syria…

He wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal (who aren’t even waiting until the sale to Murdoch is complete before becoming conservative media-whores) that stated that the US “road to victory” in Iraq is through Damascus, so, naturally, he’s now urging Congress to “send a clear and unambiguous message to the Syrian regime.”

Wrote Lieberman;

“The United States is at last making significant progress against al Qaeda in Iraq–but the road to victory now requires cutting off al Qaeda’s road to Iraq through Damascus. […] It is therefore time to demand that the Syrian regime stop playing travel agent for al Qaeda in Iraq. […] When Congress reconvenes next month, we should set aside whatever differences divide us on Iraq and send a clear and unambiguous message to the Syrian regime, as we did last month to the Iranian regime, that the transit of al Qaeda suicide bombers through Syria on their way to Iraq is completely unacceptable, and it must stop.”

This is nothing new. Not long after the Iraq invasion, Lieberman claimed the war in Iraq would bolster our ability to take on Syria, and now, with Iraq going oh-so-well (it’s hard to express sarcasm in the written form), he figures it’s time to act… the only problem is… no one else does.

Let’s face some facts, Lieberman’s approach to confronting terrorism in the Mid-East has only produced more violence and chaos. It isn’t diplomacy… it’s yet another step towards military confrontation… a miltary confrontation that we as a nation can NOT afford.

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