Lieberman Rumbles Against Iran, Endorses McCain for Prez
by Matt Stoller, Tue Jul 25, 2006 at 06:48:31 PM EDT
The war in Iraq is an unbelievable catastrophe. We have dragged American moral authority through the mud, with torture and occupation shredding our honest broker status. The blood and treasure used in the Middle East is hurting us at home, as we haven't used the capital to invest and prevent electricity blackouts and to rebuild New Orleans.
And Lieberman is smack dab in the middle of it. He not only thinks that the war in Iraq is going well, he was part of the caucus promoting military action in Iran. This is from a few months ago, but it's a nice story showing his horrific judgment and disloyalty to the party is nice and intact.
So when McCain later told the gathering of the world's top defense officials that "every option must remain on the table," when dealing with Iran on its nuclear program because "there's only one thing worse than military action, that is a nuclear-armed Iran," Lieberman did not elaborate much.
"It is not unusual for Senator McCain and I to agree on matters of policy, but as people in the United States know, when we do agree it doesn't mean we are speaking for either the Democratic or Republican parties," he said to laughter. "But in this case I do believe we are speaking for the overwhelming majority."
Though the two seem like they might make a bipartisan dream team in the White House _ should one change parties or both go independent _ the suggestion was greeted only with a laugh.
"Every now and again we're asked that, and McCain always says we couldn't do it because each of us would want to be vice president," Lieberman told The Associated Press. "And my presidential campaign days are over _ I hope his aren't."
And for good measure, Lieberman endorsed McCain for President. What a great Democrat.