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Lieberman: Dean Would Have Kept Saddam in Power
NewsMax.com ^ | 12/14/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff

Posted on 12/14/2003 9:48:20 AM PST by kattracks

Hours after news broke of Saddam Hussein's capture, Democratic presidential hopeful Joseph Lieberman slammed his party's front-runner Howard Dean as a defacto ally of the Iraqi dictator because of his long term opposition to the war.

"If Howard Dean had his way, Saddam Hussein would be in power today, not in prison,” Lieberman told NBC's "Meet the Press."

"I always felt he was ticking time bomb,” the Connecticut Democrat explained.

While Dean has said in recent days that he was not sure whether Hussein should stand trial for war crimes, Lieberman told "Meet the Press," "This evil man has to face the death penalty. The International Tribunal at The Hague can not order the death penalty.”

The lone war hawk among the nine candidates seeking his party's nomination, Lieberman called Saddam "a homicidal maniac," saying that he "caused the deaths of more than a million people, including now 460 Americans who went to overthrow him.”

For his part, Dean told reporters on the campaign trail in Florida, "I think this is a day to celebrate the fact that Saddam has been captured and we'll have to worry about the campaign later on.

"President Bush deserves a day of celebration. We have our policy differences but we won't be discussing those today," he added.



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1 posted on 12/14/2003 9:48:21 AM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks
Is this real?
2 posted on 12/14/2003 9:49:09 AM PST by MarkeyD (Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.)
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To: kattracks
"If Howard Dean had his way, Saddam Hussein would be in power today, not in prison,” Lieberman told NBC's "Meet the Press."

LOL! Lieberman gives old Red Howard a kidney punch.

3 posted on 12/14/2003 9:49:38 AM PST by Petronski (Can you hear the carpenters, Saddam? They're building a gallows.)
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To: kattracks
How quickly can a "party's presidential front-runner fall?

Sic 'em, Joe!

4 posted on 12/14/2003 9:50:03 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Support Our Troops .. For some ideas, check my profile.)
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To: kattracks

5 posted on 12/14/2003 9:50:30 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Saddam Captured Hiding in Hobbit Hole!)
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To: MarkeyD
The Dems who supported the war, i.e. Leiberman and Gephardt, are feeling bold now that Saddam is on the dock. What took you so long, Joe???
6 posted on 12/14/2003 9:50:47 AM PST by Callahan
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To: kattracks
"Lieberman: Dean Would Have Kept Saddam in Power"

So would have Gore. Thank God for President Bush. President Gore would still be shining Saddam's shoes today.

7 posted on 12/14/2003 9:51:03 AM PST by Jim Robinson (All your ZOT are belong to us.)
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To: MarkeyD
>>Is this real?<<

Quick lets get our gloating and laughter in before WOSG shows up to rain on our parade!

The last 2 months have been so much fun for conservatives it should be illegal. If this is true, then the Dims are spinning this INTO EACH OTHER!

I am ROTFLOA! AGAIN!
8 posted on 12/14/2003 9:51:27 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Peace through Strength)
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To: kattracks
Lieberman has some balls after all. Who'd a thunk it?
9 posted on 12/14/2003 9:51:28 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: NormsRevenge
Is the nomination still a lock for Dean?? Are the Dems nutty enough to run off that clif???
10 posted on 12/14/2003 9:52:15 AM PST by Callahan
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To: Petronski
And President Dean would probably PARDON Saddam and get him back to his rightful place again, torturing the citizens of Iraq and threatening all neighbors, continuing his really cool collection of WMD. Yes, indeedy, get out that vote for Dean!
11 posted on 12/14/2003 9:52:28 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: kattracks
Ol Joe hit the nail on the head as far as Howierd Dean. And to make matters more interesting..Dean has a lot of answering to do for his anti war standing now that this has happned. LOL! Boy it keeps getting better an better. Cant beat the Demos campaign as the swindle sheets couldnt come up with anything close to this democratic election campaign.
12 posted on 12/14/2003 9:52:53 AM PST by crz
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To: jwalsh07
Lieberman has always had balls.
13 posted on 12/14/2003 9:53:00 AM PST by Cathryn Crawford (¿Podemos ahora sonreír?)
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To: Petronski
"LOL! Lieberman gives old Red Howard a kidney punch."

My impression was that it was lower than the kidneys.

14 posted on 12/14/2003 9:53:46 AM PST by Enterprise
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To: kattracks
And Hillary said: er: er; you know, er....... you know........you know(pause)you know.........I'm definitely not running in 04
15 posted on 12/14/2003 9:53:57 AM PST by Gone_Postal
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To: kattracks
GORE TOO!!!!!!!!!!!

ALGORE WOULD HAVE KEPT SADDAM IN POWER!!!!!!

16 posted on 12/14/2003 9:54:09 AM PST by pittsburgh gop guy (now serving eastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.......)
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To: freedumb2003
Just when ya thought you saw and heard it all...you have not, hey?
17 posted on 12/14/2003 9:54:12 AM PST by crz
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To: kattracks
Simultaneous utterance from all Democatic Presidential candidates (except Lieberman): Doh!
18 posted on 12/14/2003 9:54:44 AM PST by Wally_Kalbacken (Seldom right, never in doubt!)
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To: crz
Let's just hope the RAT voters continue to have a tin ear and this regard, and leap over the cliff with Dean.

(I haven't posted in a while, but this great news of today demands a post reply).
19 posted on 12/14/2003 9:55:11 AM PST by XEHRpa
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To: kattracks

New Poll Shows Saddam Opening a Ten Point Lead Over Howard Dean in Hew Hampshire

20 posted on 12/14/2003 9:55:23 AM PST by nickcarraway (www.terrisfight.org)
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To: jwalsh07
Lieberman has some balls after all. Who'd a thunk it?

Not I. I figured the Rabbi hiccupped during the Bris and removed them by mistake.

21 posted on 12/14/2003 9:55:35 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: MarkeyD
Is this real?

My thought too.

22 posted on 12/14/2003 9:55:50 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: kattracks
Lets not outsmart our selves,,,we want DEANIE-WEENEY to win the demoncrap nomination....so I say go DEANIE-WEENEY !!!! on to your partys nomination.....
23 posted on 12/14/2003 9:56:24 AM PST by aspiring.hillbilly
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To: crz
Just when ya thought you saw and heard it all...you have not, hey?

Absolutely astounding. I am curious how Hitlery will spin it. I think she is already in trouble since her silence for so long indicates she is in the back office, doing just that.

The fire has cooled and she missed the boat (thank God).

24 posted on 12/14/2003 9:57:02 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Peace through Strength)
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To: nickcarraway
New Poll Shows Saddam Opening a Ten Point Lead Over Howard Dean in Hew Hampshire - Excellent!
25 posted on 12/14/2003 9:57:26 AM PST by Free_at_last_-2001 (is clinton in jail yet?)
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To: kattracks
This is great! They're going to eat each other alive! Christmas has truly come early :-)
26 posted on 12/14/2003 9:57:31 AM PST by TheSpottedOwl (Happy Iraqi Independence Day!!!!)
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To: kattracks
Joe needs to dredge up some of Dean's more "quotable" moments and have them replayed every chance he gets.

Remember when Howie said he "wasn't sure" the people of Iraq were better off without Saddam?

Stuff like that needs to be brought to light again.
27 posted on 12/14/2003 9:57:54 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow (Criswell - "And remember, my friends, future events such as these will affect you in the future.")
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To: kattracks
And I don't it's mere coincidence that they are saying that Hussein was pulled out of a RAT hole! LOL!!
28 posted on 12/14/2003 9:58:20 AM PST by Enterprise
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To: kattracks
The democratic camp is a mess...
29 posted on 12/14/2003 9:58:21 AM PST by traumer (Even paranoids have enemies)
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To: kattracks
Lieberman has a firm grasp of the obvious.
30 posted on 12/14/2003 9:58:52 AM PST by mrobison (We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams.)
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To: freedumb2003
Like the sayings says above and its an old one. You can bet that the shit will hit the fan and one of the creeps will come up with somthing nasty to say. But one person blind sided them and his name was Joe Lieberman..LOL! Now they gotta respond to Joe and not GW Bush.
31 posted on 12/14/2003 10:00:22 AM PST by crz
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To: Callahan
Is the nomination still a lock for Dean?? Are the Dems nutty enough to run off that clif???

It never was, imo. and I soitanly hope so. ;-)

32 posted on 12/14/2003 10:00:36 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Support Our Troops .. For some ideas, check my profile.)
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To: Jim Robinson
So would have Gore. Thank God for President Bush. President Gore would still be shining Saddam's shoes today.

You got that right!

33 posted on 12/14/2003 10:01:16 AM PST by tame (If I must be the victim of a criminal, please let it be Catwoman! Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!)
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To: XEHRpa
Oh they'll find some kind of excuse. Then they'll point fingers.
34 posted on 12/14/2003 10:02:09 AM PST by crz
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To: crz
Now they gotta respond to Joe and not GW Bush.

Good point.

(I am not the language police but let's not degenerate into DU-type posting language)

35 posted on 12/14/2003 10:03:20 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Peace through Strength)
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To: Free_at_last_-2001
He can do it. Michael Moore and Al Franken will endorse Huseein.
36 posted on 12/14/2003 10:03:30 AM PST by nickcarraway (www.terrisfight.org)
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To: Enterprise
My impression was that it was lower than the kidneys.

ROTFLMAO! BWahahahahaha!

37 posted on 12/14/2003 10:03:35 AM PST by tame (If I must be the victim of a criminal, please let it be Catwoman! Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!)
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To: kattracks
"I always felt he was ticking time bomb,” the Connecticut Democrat explained."

Is Lieberman talking about Dean or Sadaam?

38 posted on 12/14/2003 10:04:05 AM PST by Joe 6-pack
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To: kattracks
"If Howard Dean had his way, Saddam Hussein would be in power today, not in prison,” Lieberman told NBC's "Meet the Press."

Looks like Joe's looking to hook up as GWB's VP candidate this time.

39 posted on 12/14/2003 10:04:12 AM PST by ClintonBeGone
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To: Petronski
Howard Brush Dean III, child of privilege, Birkenstock doc, and beneficiary of some $3.8 million in trust funds, equities, and financial intruments, only believes in fair play for the underdog. And Saddam was clearly the underdog going into the hostilities last March. Big old bully George W. Bush just went picking on Saddam, just would not listen to reason, not even waiting for France or the UN to get on board, ran roughshod over the poor near-defenseless Iraqi people, turning thousands loose from prisons just to be thrown back onto society where they had no homes, no income, and in many cases, no family, and Bush expected gratitude? Well, by golly, Bush is sure getting no thanks and no congratulations from Dean, who just cannot STAND the arrogant attitude that Bush has taken, nosiree, Bob.
40 posted on 12/14/2003 10:04:15 AM PST by alloysteel
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To: MarkeyD
Joe has been consistent on this all along
41 posted on 12/14/2003 10:04:38 AM PST by BamaFan
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To: kattracks
... Dean told reporters on the campaign trail in Florida, "I think this is a day to celebrate the fact that Saddam has been captured and we'll have to worry about the campaign later on.

"President Bush deserves a day of celebration. We have our policy differences but we won't be discussing those today," he added.

No, Dr. Dean, it would not be a good day to discuss your pacifist approach to dealing with international terrorism and the threat to the United States. You are immanently unqualified to do so ...

42 posted on 12/14/2003 10:04:56 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: MarkeyD
From MSNBC:

“This is the choice the voters have to make in the primaries: If Howard Dean had his way, Saddam Hussein would be in power today, not in prison,” Lieberman told Russert.

43 posted on 12/14/2003 10:05:11 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: Callahan
The Dems who supported the war, i.e. Leiberman and Gephardt, are feeling bold now that Saddam is on the dock. What took you so long, Joe???

Lurch is now going to say he was ready to single handedly capture Ho Chi Mihn in Vietnam, but Nixon stopped him.

44 posted on 12/14/2003 10:06:04 AM PST by Hacksaw (theocratic Confederate flag waving loyalty oath supporter)
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To: Cathryn Crawford
As a constituent of and frequent contributor to Joe's email account, I would differ. But we're all entitled to our opinions.
45 posted on 12/14/2003 10:06:10 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: nickcarraway
Now THAT'S funny!
46 posted on 12/14/2003 10:06:17 AM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: kattracks
Lieberman should go one more step. Dean would have kept Hussein in power and his supporters (Gore and Clinton) did keep him power.
47 posted on 12/14/2003 10:06:27 AM PST by lilylangtree
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To: crz
Isn't it fun to sit back and watch the Dem candidates implode right before our eyes?
48 posted on 12/14/2003 10:06:41 AM PST by LisaMalia (Buckeye Fan since birth!!)
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To: crz

The Democrats would have let Saddam stay in power!   There would have been even more mass graves.  There would have been even more terrorism on American soil. 

49 posted on 12/14/2003 10:07:01 AM PST by Ramtek57
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To: kattracks
                       
The Official Breakfast Cereal
    Of The Democratic Party

50 posted on 12/14/2003 10:07:10 AM PST by BraveMan (Isaiah 9:6)
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