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Lieberman Seeks to Exploit Terror News for Political Gain

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Posted on Aug 10, 2006

Sen. Joe Lieberman seized upon news of the foiled British plane bombers to say that a victory for his Democratic rival, Ned Lamont, in November would constitute a victory for the terrorists.

  • You know, when John at AMERICAblog asked who was going to be the first one to exploit this situation for political gain, he thought it would at least be a Republican….


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    Senator Joseph I. Lieberman seized on the terror arrests in Britain today to attack his Democratic rival, Ned Lamont, saying that Mr. Lamont?s goals for ending the war in Iraq would constitute a ?victory? for the extremists who are accused of plotting to blow up airliners traveling between Britain and the United States.

    ?If we just pick up like Ned Lamont wants us to do, get out by a date certain, it will be taken as a tremendous victory by the same people who wanted to blow up these planes in this plot hatched in England,? Mr. Lieberman said at a campaign event at lunchtime in Waterbury, Conn. ?It will strengthen them and they will strike again.?

    Mr. Lamont, who rode an antiwar message to beat Mr. Lieberman in the Connecticut Democratic primary on Tuesday, was on vacation in Maine and not immediately available for comment. Mr. Lamont has called for a firm deadline to remove front-line American troops from Iraq, and endorsed a Democratic-sponsored amendment in the Senate to set that deadline for next July.

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    By TomChicago, August 11, 2006 at 3:59 am Link to this comment
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    VP Cheney has echoed Joementum’s conflation of the Lamont win with a strengthening of Islamist power.  Well, he’s gotta blame someone beside himself.  Something tells me that we gays will be shouldering our share of the blame some time soon.

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    By Frank Delgado, August 10, 2006 at 10:06 pm Link to this comment
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    I am tried of playing the scare game and beside I don’t have enough freedoms to play another round. I know why don’t we play reality. Then we will see what the real terrorist stole from us and maybe regain our civil liberties. Some tell Joe we don’t want to play any more.

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    By kevin99999, August 10, 2006 at 7:36 pm Link to this comment
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    Lieberman, like the GOP, is despicable in suggesting that vote for Lemont was vote for terrorism. This man does not have any character. As far as I am concerned, he can join other scam artists in the GOP.

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    By John U., August 10, 2006 at 7:07 pm Link to this comment
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    I guess Lieberman is too stupid and blinded by sore loser rage to understand that we’ve already lost Iraq along with our credibility in Lebanon. Anyone in the Muslim world would have to be a total moron to believe anything America says….we’re proven beyond a reasonable doubt hypocrites. Why should another plot come as a surprise to anyone? And why does being opposed to a war that’s been a total moral, political and economic failure make one unpatriotic?

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    By HadItUpToHereWithIsrael, August 10, 2006 at 6:30 pm Link to this comment
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    Lieberman thinks:

    “Gee, only 30% of American adults can say what year 9/11 happened. So…, if peopkle are THAT stupid, chances are there are plenty of voters who are stupid enough to look at this new terrorism plot report and think, “Gee, now I realize the Iraq war was a great idea after all! I’d better vote for Lieberman!’...”

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    By August West, August 10, 2006 at 4:38 pm Link to this comment
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    “...when John at AMERICAblog asked who was going to be the first one to exploit this situation for political gain, he thought it would at least be a Republican…. “

    Sen. Joe is a de facto Republican.  He abandoned the Democratic party Tuesday night.

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    By Fred Slocombe, August 10, 2006 at 2:49 pm Link to this comment
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    Another RepubliCrat campaign strategy. My feelings toward Lieberman are quickly aligning with those feelings I have for Ann Coulter.

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    By Lance, August 10, 2006 at 1:28 pm Link to this comment
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    Yeah….um, and we’re in Iraq…NOW…and Joe Lieberman is Senator…NOW…and his spitswapmate Bush is president…NOW…and in spite of all of that there still was a terrorist plot…NOW.

    What’s your point, Joe?

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    By Larry Anklam, August 10, 2006 at 1:26 pm Link to this comment
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    “Sounds like a sore loser to me. And the words also sound like that of the same speech writer for Dubya!”

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