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Tuesday, September 26, 2006


No Specifics, No Questions, No New Proposals... No Surprise

The Courant reports in detail on Lieberman's speech yesterday (in which he completely brushed off the NIE's devastating conclusion that the Iraq war has made America less safe):

...Lieberman, in a 38-minute speech before a supportive audience at a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in this eastern Connecticut town, offered no specifics on how the U.S. might exhibit a tougher attitude or how the Iraqis might be pushed toward self-sufficiency.

He left without answering questions to return to Washington, where today he and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will host a meeting with the Iraqi president, Jalal Talabani.

He continues to believe the war was "justified," even though the intelligence community has determined it has made us less safe:

He referred only in passing to a recently disclosed National Intelligence Estimate, an assessment by U.S. spy agencies, that the war in Iraq has emboldened Islamic radicals, not made America safer. Lieberman said he continues to believe that the invasion of Iraq was justified.

And his staff admits he has taken no action in support of any of the suggestions in his rhetorical "plan":

Lieberman offered no new proposals, with the possible exception of a bipartisan working group that would include the top Republicans and Democrats on the House and Senate security committees. His staff said he has not yet sought support for such a group.

No plan. No action. No specifics. No questions allowed. No call for accountability. No change in approach.

And tomorrow? Surely no more discussion of Iraq, if Sen. Lieberman can help it.

His entire campaign is "stay the course" writ large.

Update: I took this morning off, but luckily it seems like everyone's doing a "round-up" these days. BranfordBoy does a great job summarizing the coverage of yesterday's events in other papers this morning.
More of the same, of more of the same.
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