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Lieberman favors military strike on Iran
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Posted on 06/10/2007 9:11:32 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Lieberman favors military strike on Iran

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Sen. Joseph Lieberman (news, bio, voting record) said Sunday the United States should consider a military strike against Iran because of Tehran's involvement in Iraq.

"I think we've got to be prepared to take aggressive military action against the Iranians to stop them from killing Americans in Iraq," Lieberman said. "And to me, that would include a strike over the border into Iran, where we have good evidence that they have a base at which they are training these people coming back into Iraq to kill our soldiers."

The U.S. accuses Iran of fostering terrorism and Tehran's nuclear ambitions have brought about international reproach.

Lieberman, the Democratic nominee for vice president in 2000 who now represents Connecticut as an independent, spoke of Iranians' role in the continued violence in Iraq.

"By some estimates, they have killed as many as 200 American soldiers," he 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.

"If they don't play by the rules, we've got to use our force, and to me, that would include taking military action to stop them from doing what they're doing."

Lieberman said much of the action could probably be done by air, although he would leave the strategy to the generals in charge

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: gwot; iran; iraq; lieberman
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To: Logical me
Joe cannot caucus with the Republicans. His only remaining political goal is to stay in the Senate. He can do that as a Democrat, or independent. But if he actually became a Republican, he could be defeated in the Nutmeg State.

Self-preservation being his goal, switching to the Republican side is out. He's not like Zell Miller who had the idea of being a Democrat boiled into his bones from age six, and is too old to change that.

As for the comment right after yours, about "trusting" Joe, I no longer trust him either. Unless I can see an obvious political motive in what he's doing, I don't trust him to carry it out. That's why I used the phrase, "former friend."

John / Billybob

51 posted on 06/10/2007 11:41:45 AM PDT by Congressman Billybob (Please visit
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To: operation clinton cleanup
He only recognizes this threat, none of the other ones. And you're right, the Kristol idea is insane, but he suffers from the same myopia as Lieberman. You can add Mort Zuckerman to that list, as well.

As long as it's Americans risking life, buying guns and bombs, and taking political heat from the rest of the world on behalf of Israel, they're in favor of it. When it comes to our other significant interests, they're as weeniefied as George McGovern.

52 posted on 06/10/2007 11:46:35 AM PDT by hunter112 (Change will happen when very good men are forced to do very bad things.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Leiberman only talks tough because he knows no one will do it- imho

53 posted on 06/10/2007 12:13:28 PM PDT by oregon conservative
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To: Mr. Mojo
"Hearts and minds" bullsh/t.

Grab'em by the b@lls and their "hearts and minds" will follow!


54 posted on 06/10/2007 12:26:38 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: SeaHawkFan

that’s a real good idea!

55 posted on 06/10/2007 8:11:14 PM PDT by drhogan
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To: drhogan

Now if only the Joos would vote for him!

56 posted on 06/10/2007 8:14:33 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: elhombrelibre

On national defense and Islam verse the rest of the world Joe is mostly on our side. Perhaps the message was meant as a signal.

57 posted on 06/10/2007 8:40:43 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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To: Sub-Driver
I cant believe it took a Democrat to say it out loud. Where are all the GOP? gutless, spineless, useless.

Note to GOP: You had better get your crap together and fast.

58 posted on 06/10/2007 9:47:33 PM PDT by blasater1960
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