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Monday, September 25, 2006


It's About Judgment, Not Motives

But, as usual, it looks like Sen. Lieberman is going to address the latter, not his own lack of the former, while ignoring the National Intelligence Estimate in his remarks today:

"We have to realize that reasonable people can disagree on this difficult question, and that does not make you a terrorist sympathizer, on the one hand, or a warmonger, on the other."

In the end, it doesn't matter what names people call each other (although Sen. Lieberman has called Ned Lamont a terrorist enabler, if not a "terrorist sympathizer"). Or what motives people may have, or accuse their opponents of having. Such talk only obscures meaningful debate on an issue of paramount importance for our nation and the world.

What matters is whether you were right or wrong. And whether you are right or wrong.

Sen. Lieberman was wrong at the beginning. He continued to be wrong for the past four years.

And as the National Intelligence Estimate proves, Democrats like Ned Lamont are right, while Bush-Cheney apologists like Sen. Lieberman are still wrong.

More from Greg Sargent:

In his big speech today at 11:45 A.M. about Iraq, it looks as if Joe Lieberman is going to characterize Ned Lamont's plan for Iraq as favoring "immediate withdrawal" -- even though that's not Lamont's position. The Associated Press reports: "The Lamont plan for immediate withdrawal and an arbitrary deadline is doomed to fail and weaken our security," Lieberman's speech reads. But Lamont doesn't favor immediate withdrawal: He actually favors the Kerry-Feingold amendment, which calls for phased withdrawal to be substantially completed by July 1, 2007. Lamont's also said he'd support the plan for longer-term phased withdrawal favored by most Dems if that's what party consensus dictated.

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