Monday, August 21, 2006

Holy Joe is a liar

I decided to practice what I preach and do my own checking (I was about to call it "legwork" but I don't think I can call surfing the net "legwork" and keep a straight face).

"Lieberman, an early supporter of the Iraq war, said he had called for Rumsfeld to step down in 2003." - AP
I don't know about 2003, but here's Holy Joe in 2004:

WASHINGTON — Some Democrats are calling for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld (search) to resign amid controversy surrounding pictures depicting U.S. military personnel abusing Iraqi prisoners outside of Baghdad.

But others say the demand for pink slips is merely politics in an election year when Democrats are hoping to oust President Bush.

"The Congress will politicize this, will spend too much time investigating it," Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., told Fox News. "The other danger is, the administration will be defensive about this instead of being aggressive ... This has been a setback for our cause."

Lieberman told Fox News that the calls for Rumsfeld's ouster are a distraction from the larger picture.

"We're in the middle of a war — you wouldn't want to have the secretary of defense change unless there's really good reason for it and I don't see any good reason at this time," Lieberman said.

And here's an Op-ed from Lieberman in the WSJ in 2004 subtitled "Why Rumsfeld Must Stay."

I guess this is the cue for the dumbass press to tell us all what a man of integrity Joe Lieberman is.

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