Monday, June 11, 2007

Joe Lieberman's Criminal Irresponsibility

An article in the Jerusalem Post states that U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman (I-Connecticut) is calling for the United States to attack Iran immediately. According to the Post, in an interview with CBS, Lieberman said that "Military action will accomplish two goals: The destruction of Iran's nuclear plans and an end to terror attacks against US soldiers in Iraq."

The honorable gentleman from Connecticut proves that anyone can turn a blind eye on anything, given sufficient motivation. At a time when public opinion here and abroad is overwhelmingly against the war, Lieberman is arguing for expanding that war. He overlooks the simplest of facts: If there were no U.S. soldiers in Iraq, the Iranians would have no U.S. soldiers to kill.

Lieberman believes that expanding the war in the Middle East will keep the conflict off U.S. soil. There is no evidence that this is true; furthermore, antagonizing Arab countries is what got us into the quagmire of Iraq in the first place. Invading another sovereign country will not suddenly make them decide that they would rather be our friends than our enemies.

As long as we send U.S. soldiers to the Middle East, the people who don't want us there will continue to send them back to us in boxes. Lieberman's urgings for expansion of an unpopular war, even when supported by his "facts" about Iran, verge on criminally irresponsible.

Might does not make right. From the point of view of the Iraqis, the people engaging our soldiers are attempting to repel the invasion of a foreign agressor. The U.S. needs to pack up its marbles and come home.


  1. Anonymous1:41 PM

    "antagonizing Arab countries is what got us into the quagmire of Iraq in the first place. "
    Nope. Would have to disagree with you on that one. If Saddam was not the evil man he was, we wouldn't have gone in to liberate the Iraqis. If he would have let us check for WMD as we had asked in the first place, there would be no war. If genocide did not occur, the US superpower would not be forced to help other countries.

  2. Your ability to deny reality is truly a monument to your desire to be right. Good luck with that.

  3. Jerome Zoeller4:37 PM

    Hi Ann: Regarding "Lieberman's Criminal Irresponsibility", in my opinion, it's too early to call this one. There is nothing special about Lieberman, lots of people think we should distroy Iran's reactors. After all, there is precident for it. Israel distroyed Saddam's reactors many years ago.
    Interesting . . .you know this conference Iran had last year denying that the Holocast actually happened. Well, too bad for Iran . . . it DID happen, and the Israelais KNOW that Iran WILL nuck Israel if Iran gets the bomb. The Israelies also know that there is only one country in the world that will destroy Iran's reactors - Israel. They are the only ones that are SURE that Iran will really do it. They believe Iran's threats, they are accustomed to being attacked, and they know that Iran is the next Islamic country in line to give it a shot. And the Israelies are scared . . . very scared! And we all know that small animals, and people, and countries do very violent and unpredictable and sometimes self destructive things when they are backed into a corner and fear for their lives. Israel will probably attack Iran's reactors, because that's the only way Israel can continue to exist. They will be unversally condemned WHEN they take action. They would rather be a live pariah state than an extinct heroic state.
    Lieberman isn't a criminal, and he's not irresponsible. He does have his thumb on the pulse of Israel however, and his remarks reflect what he hears.

    Jerry Zoeller


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