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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Lieberman is a fool

As if we didn't already know Lieberman is a dangerous fool, now he's calling for a wider war:
Sen. Joseph Lieberman said Sunday the United States should consider a military strike against Iran because of Tehran's involvement in Iraq.

''I think we've got to be prepared to take aggressive military action against the Iranians to stop them from killing Americans in Iraq,'' Lieberman said. ''And to me, that would include a strike over the border into Iran, where we have good evidence that they have a base at which they are training these people coming back into Iraq to kill our soldiers.''
Curiously, Lieberman didn't suggest attacking Saudi Arabia or Pakistan, two other countries that could be defined in the exact same terms.

Ahmadinejad would like nothing better than for us to do something stupid, it helps him domestically. A quick incursion into Iran is almost the worst of every possible world -- we would violate Iran's territory, maybe kill some people, and leave. Brilliant! I'm sure that would teach Ahmadinejad a lesson!

And since we are bogged down in Iraq and possess nothing close to a ground force capable of taking substantial military action, what we're really talking about here is air strikes. They would be about as useful as the Israeli strikes last year in Lebanon, and the people who would likely suffer the most would be ordinary civilians just trying to survive. That's not in our long-term interest, to say the least.

Lieberman is one sick senator, he needs help. And he needs to lose that Homeland Security chairmanship to a Democrat.

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