"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

August 13, 2006

Political moderate Steve Clemons, renown foreign relations analyst, puts turncoat Joe Lieberman into proper perspective:

When Joe Lieberman can't win a race in a party for whom he was nominated to run as its Vice Presidential nominee without stoking fear, it's time to go.

Lieberman's complicity in the Bush Middle East crusade in addition to a startling lack of compassion for the victims of this war on all sides and introspection about the mistakes made has contributed to the worsening of our situation abroad, has undermined America's stature and capacity to influence world events, and has helped fuel terrorism.

The Brits and Pakistani intelligence services deserve enormous thanks and applause for their good work in catching those involved with trying to bring us another round of shocking airline terrorism. But this attack -- though thwarted -- shows that we have done precious little to actually undo the dynamics that lead young men into complex suicidal attacks on our society. Bush and his team should be held accountable for this lack of progress -- and Lieberman is part of that team.

Again, when fear is all Cheney or Hannity or Lieberman have, it's time to show them the exit.

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