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Joe Lieberman Wants a Preemptive Attack on Yemen


Let's send him.

He also wants full body scanners, calls Guantanamo a "first class facility", etc...


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  1. Id like a pre-emptive attack on Joe Lieberman.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Dec 28, 2009 7:26:56 PM

  2. Even a photo of Lieberman makes me sleepy.

    Posted by: Dreww | Dec 28, 2009 7:32:15 PM

  3. gawd how i detest this whiny, vile, oportunistic turncoat. and to think he ran with al gore, and might well have been veep.

    Posted by: nic | Dec 28, 2009 7:49:23 PM

  4. Uh, way to distort what Lieberman actually said, Andy.

    Lieberman never said the work "attack" in reference to Yemen. He said "If you don't act pre-emptively, Yemen will be tomorrow's war." Sounds like Lieberman is saying the US needs to take steps to work with the Yemeni government to try to AVOID going to war with Yemen as if have in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    I realize you're not a journalist and don't expect you to adhere to journalistic standards but you should at least attempt to report the truth and not lies and distortions. Otherwise, you're no better than Fox News.

    Posted by: GrabbinNewscum | Dec 28, 2009 7:49:25 PM

  5. Please the right thing!

    Posted by: mIKEM | Dec 28, 2009 7:50:03 PM

  6. Towleroad: I'm not following this story...but please don't turn this into a blanket liberal forum. We don't all support healthcare and don't all hate Joe Lieberman.

    Posted by: Sam | Dec 28, 2009 7:50:06 PM

  7. Jon Stewart does the best Lieberman imitation as Droopy Dog.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Dec 28, 2009 7:53:44 PM

  8. And we're not all KAPOS like you "Sam"

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Dec 28, 2009 7:54:13 PM

  9. hear, hear, andy . . . when is this arse up for re-election? it's high time we put someone progressive up against him . . . get a national grassroots campaign going to get him out!

    Posted by: zach | Dec 28, 2009 8:10:23 PM

  10. Preemptive Attack on Yemen?
    That is also called breaking international law and a war crime.

    Posted by: Lars | Dec 28, 2009 8:23:05 PM

  11. "We don't all support healthcare and don't all hate Joe Lieberman."

    Hate is a strong word. But if you like Joe Liebermann, you clearly hate yourself. Go away, Sam.

    Posted by: Robert | Dec 28, 2009 8:34:36 PM

  12. Sam,

    I find it interesting that you "don't support healthcare." Does that mean that when you get appendicitis, a tetanus infection, or kidney failure you prefer to just die rather than get medical treatment?

    Posted by: JOE 2 | Dec 28, 2009 8:37:35 PM

  13. @Grabbinnewscum is absolutely correct. I loathe Lieberman, but he did not say we should attack Yemen.

    Yemen is considered a U.S. ally in the "war on terror." It's a desperately poor country at high risk of splitting (reverting, actually) into two parts because of civil war. Yes, there are dangerous factions there, including al Qaeda, but a lot of that is due to its location and geography (porous borders leading to large swaths of land that is essentially ungoverned). Try finding a Middle Eastern country that doesn't contain violent religious fanatics. (Hell, trying finding any country that doesn't!)

    Yemen also has no valuable resources and receives a lot of U.S. foreign aid. In his bumbling way, Lieberman seems to be saying that we need to support Yemen, increase aid (military and otherwise), and "preemptively" ensure that it doesn't disintegrate. The country only united from North and South in the early 1990s.

    Posted by: Paul R | Dec 28, 2009 8:46:46 PM

  14. And I would like Lieberman pulled from his senate chairmanship. He is a sore on the butt of humanity.

    Posted by: John | Dec 28, 2009 8:53:11 PM

  15. @Paul R: why is a united Yemen important? Why shouldn't it be two (or more) countries?

    I've never rally understood this fear of 'balkanization'. Why is one big nation better than several (or many) smaller ones?

    Posted by: Susan Hogarth | Dec 28, 2009 8:53:43 PM

  16. Kinda hard for CT to do the right thing when Barack Obama endorsed lieberman, and refused to do anything when his own party dropped him from the ticket. Barry loves lieberman...thanked him personally for being part of the effort to gut healthcare "reform".

    Posted by: TANK | Dec 28, 2009 9:03:36 PM

  17. Because it cuts down on collateral damage, hogarth.

    Posted by: TANK | Dec 28, 2009 9:05:24 PM

  18. Its not the economics, its the foreign policy that makes me a Republican. Even if we roasted marshmallows with the taliban and Al Queda they still would want to kill us.

    However I do disagree with Lieberman on an attack on Yemen. However we should adopt Israeli style airport security methods and check for suspicious chemicals from passengers at least.

    Posted by: Matt from California | Dec 28, 2009 9:07:32 PM

  19. personally, i am not in favor of this healthcare bill as currently spiraling out of control....i mean if you actually look at it and what it is taking to get it passed it is a sad state of affairs. joe l is arse that is for certain.

    Posted by: tofer david | Dec 28, 2009 9:12:18 PM

  20. And we're not all old has-beens like you, David Ehrenstein.

    Posted by: Jay | Dec 28, 2009 9:16:58 PM

  21. No sensible person is in favor of the healthcare bill as it is currently formulated no thanks to douchebags like joe lieberman and barack's not reform.

    Posted by: TANK | Dec 28, 2009 9:17:04 PM

  22. I'll never understand these gay leftists who are part of the knee-jerk reactionary anti-war crowd. These radical Islamists want to turn the Middle East back into the 12th century caliphate. Do you think they envision a role for openly gay people in that future?

    No one, including Joe Lieberman, has called for a pre-emptive military strike against Yemen. But to imagine that these radical Muslim butchers wouldn't slice your head off without a second thought - and pose a threat to the liberal Western values that allows sexual minority communities to form and flourish in relative freedom - is beyond ignorant.

    Rachel Maddow reports on the plight of gays in Uganda and the only reason people on this site got upset is because of unsupported accusations that the legislation was practically handwritten by white Western Christian political and religious leaders.

    Yet when it comes to defending the plight of gay people in Arab-Muslim nations, you could hear a pin drop. Where is our concern for our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters now? Oh wait, I guess since we can't trace it back to Rick Warren we shouldn't care, and oh anyway, we don't want to be cultural imperialists and impose our values on other nations.

    Posted by: GrabbinNewscum | Dec 28, 2009 9:40:26 PM

  23. Will the voters of CT please take this guy out in 2012? PLEASE!

    Posted by: Anonymous | Dec 28, 2009 10:01:29 PM

  24. But, didn't Obama recently approve an air attack on Yemen?

    Posted by: NYSmike | Dec 28, 2009 10:13:54 PM

  25. So,GrabbinNewscum, you think breaking International Law and committing a war crime is a good thing?
    Doesn't that make you a terrorist, too?

    Posted by: Lars | Dec 28, 2009 10:56:04 PM

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