Disclosure: I worked for the Lamont campaign doing web design and production and some writing for the official blog (from 9/5/06 to 11/07/06).

Saturday, September 02, 2006


Strategery for Victory

Atrios on why Sen. Lieberman has no credibility on national security:

The NYT reminds us of things a mere 10 months ago.

Missing from Mr. Bush’s latest speeches, at least so far, is detail about the progress of his previous plan, the “Strategy for Victory” of November, billed as the product of a review and rethinking of what had worked and what had failed.

About which Lieberman wrote:

Does America have a good plan for doing this, a strategy for victory in Iraq? Yes we do. And it is important to make it clear to the American people that the plan has not remained stubbornly still but has changed over the years. Mistakes, some of them big, were made after Saddam was removed, and no one who supports the war should hesitate to admit that; but we have learned from those mistakes and, in characteristic American fashion, from what has worked and not worked on the ground. The administration's recent use of the banner "clear, hold and build" accurately describes the strategy as I saw it being implemented last week.

Somebody, please ask Joe how his and Bush's "Strategy for Victory" as put forward in November 2005 is progressing almost a full year later.

Here's how the Pentagon says the "Strategy for Victory" is going (from the PDF of their Iraq progress report released yesterday):

iraq casualties

Joe was wrong in 2002. He was wrong in 2003. He was wrong in 2004. He was wrong in 2005.

And he is wrong now.
Here's the most recent email from Joe Lieberman's team to his supporters:

'This coming week Round Two of our campaign begins. We hope you have your gloves on, because our Team Connecticut has a tough fight ahead of us, and we need your help more than ever.

Here are a just a few ways you can make a difference right from the get-go.

On Monday, September 4th I will be marching in the state's biggest Labor Day parade in Newtown with a group of local supporters.

If you are free that day, we invite you to stand with us and show everyone that this campaign is about people, not politics. We will begin marching at 10:00am. If you are interested, please call (860) 983-9035 or email events@joe2006.com for more information about where we’ll be assembling. I look forward to seeing you out there.

On Tuesday, September 5th we will be officially kicking off the fall campaign with the launch of ‘Joe's Doors and Diners Tour’ in Waterbury. We welcome you to join us for this exciting event at the Bank Street Grille (70 Bank Street) at 12 noon.

Through this tour, we will be taking our campaign of unity and purpose straight to voters' doorsteps for the next nine weeks.

In addition to our traditional diner visits, we will be knocking on all kinds of doors -- at people's homes, small businesses, and senior centers around the state -- and recruiting all kinds of voters to be part of Team Connecticut.

To reach as many people as possible, we will be organizing an army of volunteers to knock on doors in your own neighborhoods. If you would like to join ‘Joe’s Door to Door Corps’, please visit www.Joe2006.com on Tuesday, September 5th to sign up.

Because along with our new tour, we will be launching our new and improved website (www.Joe2006.com) on Tuesday as well.

We appreciate your patience as we substantially upgraded the site's security and functionality. And we are confident you will find the un-hacked version worth the wait.

One of the first things you will notice is that we have added our own blog. That's a place you can find out the latest scoop on the campaign, in real time.

Joe's Blog will also be a place you can actively participate in the campaign debate and make your voice heard. So starting Tuesday, we invite you to log-in at www.Joe2006.com and sound off any time you want.

The new website will also make it easy to donate money to the campaign. We expect our opponents to pull more than a few dirty punches in the coming months. Help us fight back by making any kind of contribution you can.

In the meantime, thanks again for your continued support. We are off to a great start for Round Two and with your help, we are going to have a knockout November.

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