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Sunday, August 13, 2006


Feingold on This Week

(Update: ThinkProgress has video.)

Atrios has some choice quotes:

Stephanopoulos: “Senator Lieberman thinks that your approach will strengthen the terrorists and it’s a victory for terrorists. What’s your response?”

Feingold: “Well, I like Joe Lieberman, but I support Ned Lamont. Because Joe is showing with that regrettable statement that he doesn’t get it. He doesn’t get it. The fact is that we were attacked on 9/11 by Al Qaeda and its affiliates and its sympathizers, not by Saddam Hussein. And unfortunately Senator Lieberman has supported the Bush Administration’s disastrous strategic approach of getting us stuck in Iraq instead of focusing on those who attacked us. I mean, look at the places that have been attacked: India, Morocco, Turkey, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Somalia, Spain, Great Britain. What does this have to do with Iraq? And Senator Lieberman is stuck on that point. Ned Lamont and I believe that we should refocus on those who attacked us on 9/11 and not simply try to cover our tracks because this was such a very poor decision in terms of the overall battle against the terrorists who attacked us.

In what's becoming a pattern among Senators who are currently serving with Joe Lieberman (Lieberman-CT), Sen. Feingold harshly criticized the senator but refused to directly call on Joe to drop out of the race.

Still, the fight between the Lieberman Party and the Democratic Party on national security gains more steam.
And afterward John McCain came on and endorsed Schlesinger. Not a good show for Lieberman.
I posted about this here.

"That is exactly the point that republicans and the punditocracy seem to be missing. Iraq is not the central front in the war on terror. Our time, energy, and limited resources could be put to much better use. Under the Democratic plan America would not only be more respected internationally, it would also be safer from the threat of terrorism..."
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