Monday, June 11, 2007

Joe Lieberman News

Okay, I 'm not writing as much on politics anymore, but this story rose my curiosity.

From the AJC: Lieberman: U.S. Should Weigh Iran Attack

"We've said so publicly that the Iranians have a base in Iran at which they are training Iraqis who are coming in and killing Americans. By some estimates, they have killed as many as 200 American soldiers," Lieberman said. "Well, we can tell them we want them to stop that. But if there's any hope of the Iranians living according to the international rule of law and stopping, for instance, their nuclear weapons development, we can't just talk to them."

Senator Lieberman doesn't just shoot words from his mouth: He does his research very well. In fact, and I could be wrong, but I believe he has visited Iraq more than any other U.S. Senator.

Now listen to what Bill Richardson has to say:

To deal with Iran's nuclear ambitions, Democratic presidential hopeful Bill Richardson said tough negotiation is called for.

"I would talk to them, but I would build an international coalition that would promote and push economic sanctions on them," Richardson said. "Sanctions would work on Iran. They are susceptible to disinvestment policy. They are susceptible to cuts, economic sanctions in commodities."

Do you know what "tough negotiations" get you? A knife in the back.

Too bad Senator Lieberman isn't running for President...

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